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Persecuting Uganda's LGBT People Must Have Consequences: Target the Culprits Not the Population

Kevin Childs | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Simon Lokodo's been active in trying to close down LGBT organizations but is most famous for his flamboyantly absurd homophobic statements, having gone on record to say that the rape of under-age girls by men is the 'natural' way and more acceptable than homosexuality.

Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

Call Me Kuchu: Documenting the Untold Story of Uganda's LGBT Community (VIDEO)

Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Malika Zouhali-Worrall

We came to realize that the international media coverage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was only telling half the story: Most reports were dominated by a narrative of victimization that portrayed Kampala's LGBT people as powerless. This was at odds with what we saw in Uganda.

David Kato: A Hero of Hope

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

One year ago we lost a hero: David Kato was murdered in his home in Uganda. David did not become a hero because he died as an advocate for LGBT people; he was a hero because he lived for equality, despite death threats and despite all apparent odds.

Honoring Frank Mugisha -- A Courageous Advocate For Equality In Uganda

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

There are 32 million people in Uganda, of whom approximately 500,000 or LGBTI, of whom 10 are activists, of whom only five are willing to speak in front of a microphone. Frank is the leader of the five.

Killer Of Ugandan Gay Activist Sentenced To 30 Years In Jail

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

MUKONO, Uganda -- A Ugandan court has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for killing a gay rights activist. A high court judge on Thursday handed ...

An Indecent Piety

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Our current global dilemma over the criminalization of the lives of LGBT people and the subjugation of women are the results when the church kicks justice and compassion to the curb.

Homophobia Starts at Home

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

When anti-gay bigotry and hatred is a commonplace and accepted feature of conservative and religious broadcasting is it any wonder that we continue to see LGBT lives ruined?

Jesus: The King Of Connection

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I believe that fundamentalism makes a mockery of Jesus Christ in that it disconnects us from one another, objectifies and denies the God-given worth and dignity of every human being.

DeGaying Uganda

Nick Mwaluko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mwaluko

David Kato, a prominent Ugandan gay rights activist, was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in broad daylight at his home in Uganda. He died on his way...

Christian Morality And The Murder Of David Kato

Pierre Whalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

God does not fear, nor does God hate, people. Those who would call themselves Christian cannot do so, either, and still be children of God.

Stand On The Side Of Love: Responding To The Cry For Help From Uganda

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar

It doesn't matter to me whether we share the same country, culture, color or creed. I want to know if you will stand with me if I call you in the middle of the night.

New Abortion Laws And The Moral Slippery Slope

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

The moral life isn't one where we cherry-pick our moral issues, selecting our principles where it is convenient, avoiding situations where those same moral principles become inconvenient,

Uganda Hangs Over National Prayer Breakfast Once Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathleen Falsani Religion News Service Last year, for the first time since the National Prayer Breakfast was founded in 1953, angry protesters dem...

From Ground Zero To Gays In Uganda: A Millennial Response To Modern Moral Crises

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Our generation can no longer afford to cede authority to the angriest voices, whether they broadcast from down the street or across the ocean.

Meeting David Kato: His Courage Is a Model for Our Leaders

Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema

Two weeks ago, we spoke to Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato at length, and were struck by his passion and courage in the face of such extreme hatred.

Anglican Archbishops End Summit On A Quiet Note

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Anglican archbishops concluded their six-day summit in Ireland on Sunday (Jan. 30) by issuing statements ...

The Deadly Serious Connection Between Evangelism And Homosexuality

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

I'm pleading with my fellow Christians to change -- to make a marked transition from being the most judgmental and angry to the most accepting and loving.

Statement In Response To The Murder Of Ugandan Gay Rights Activist David Kato

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

His murder deprives his people of a significant and effective voice, and we pray that the world may learn from his gentle and quiet witness

Funeral Of Slain Ugandan Gay Activist Interrupted By Protest

AP | MAX DELANY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — An anti-gay protester created a commotion at the funeral Friday for a prominent activist slain in Uganda, yelling out homophob...

Osteen, Haggard And Piers Morgan: Strange Bedfellows

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

We cannot rely exclusively on scripture or tradition for understanding sexual and gender identity today.

Ugandan Tragedy, Human Rights, and US Foreign Aid

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

While the U.S. has condemned egregious examples of rights-violating policies in Uganda, it still funds HIV interventions that are inherently anti-LGBT and anti-woman.

Ugandan Gay Activist Brutally Slain

AP/The Huffington Post | MAX DELANY and GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words "Hang Them...

Gay Hero Murdered in Uganda -- It's Time for the U.S. to Act

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Yesterday, David Kato, a gay man in Uganda, was bludgeoned to death in his own home by a neighbor with a hammer. It's time that the U.S. government take action to force Uganda to protect human rights.