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Uganda Anti Homosexuality Bill

Officials Say Anti-Gay Law Has Been 'Misinterpreted' By International Donors

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, July 7 (Reuters) - International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill "misinterpreted" the law whose main focus was to stop ...

'If Your Hard-On For Homophobia Lasts Five Hours, You Need To Seek Medical Attention'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy

Sunday saw nation-wide gay pride parades bring to a close a month of celebrations recognizing the impact LGBT individuals have had on society. In hono...

Uganda Will Never 'Be Blackmailed' Over Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, June 19 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Thursday that any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, a...

What Hillary Clinton Said About LGBT Rights That You Need to Hear

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Clinton made the hard choice to defend the human rights of the international LGBT community and, in her interview with Terry Gross, she reminds us that none of us lives on an island. We are a global community. It is not enough to fight for equality at home.

Torment to Tyranny: Persecution in Uganda Now That the Anti-Homosexuality Act Is Law

Frank Mugisha | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

When Uganda's parliament voted for this Act in December 2013, it declared open season on Uganda's LGBTI communities. In my country there's now a culture of extreme and violent homophobia whereby anyone is free to persecute LGBTI people with impunity.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...

Gay Men Caught Engaging In Acts 'Against The Order Of Nature' To Stand Trial

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Wednesday started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the first trial of...

Global Criminalization Of Homosexuality, From Dan Savage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

In the wake of Uganda's recent criminalization of homosexuality, Dan Savage, Host of Savage Lovecast, addressed the highly charged topic of anti-gay l...

Why Uganda's Sam Kutesa Must Not Be Allowed to Become UN General Assembly President

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

Mr. Secretary, as a global citizen who still cherishes and believes in the ideals of the United Nations, I urge you to do the right thing and revoke Mr. Kutesa's visa.

GOP Congressional Candidate: John Kerry Upset God By Trying To Stop Ugandan Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator and congressional candidate is nostalgic for the days when the United States would send just missionaries to African countr...

Are Things About To Get EVEN WORSE For Uganda's Gay Community?

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

* New law seeks more control on NGO finance, political comment * Critics say law would further erode civil liberties By...

Anti-Gay Pastor Known For 'Eat The Poo-Poo' Lecture In Hot Water For Incredibly Ironic Reason

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Anti-homosexuality Pastor Martin Ssempa, perhaps best known for his so-called "eat the poo-poo" lecture, is now being accused of promoting homosexual ...

LOOK: Gay Activist Goes To Great Heights For LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A California business owner and rights activist went to great heights to make a statement in support of Uganda's embattled lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

This Gay Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured

Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found ...

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Raided For 'Training Homosexuals' In Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government...

Nigeria's Surprise Gay Move

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution fail...

'A Lot More Talk Than Action' Over Uganda's Anti-Gay Law?

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices

(Adds comment from Richard Branson) * Fund managers, private equity not looking to leave * Small amount of aid redirecte...

How This Cleric Is Defying Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Young men sing hymns and recite the Bible before the Rev. Christopher Senyonjo gives a sermon on human sexuality. When the se...

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Should Remember the Greatest Commandment

Eliel Cruz | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

It's our duty as Christians to communicate that love to the queer community. If the queer community is telling you we're not getting that message -- something needs to be changed.

The Catholic Church Must Unite Against Homophobia

Frank Mugisha | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

The remarks about Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law made by Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana at a recent conference on human rights organized by the Vatican are a welcome intervention in a debate that has become dangerously overheated.

Ugandan Gay Activist: 'I'm Very Paranoid' Of Country's Anti-LGBT Law

Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha was traveling outside his country when the notorious anti-homosexuality bill was signed into law by President Yoweri M...

Why Uganda Should Consider the Greatest Commandment

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

It is the responsibility of all of us who believe in the biblical admonition that we are our brother's keeper to speak up and speak out strongly when we see human rights being violated.

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law and Media Outings Threaten Everyone

Vanessa Kerry | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Kerry

At its most basic level, the recent legislation is a violation of the sovereign principle that healthcare is a human right. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote from jail in 1963 that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

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

Kevin Childs | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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.