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'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.

Uganda's Anglican Church Threatens Split Over Anti-Gay Law

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that outlined harsh punishments for homosexuality, including life in prison f...

Discrimination, Bullying and Persecution Are Not Religious Rights

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Vincent Warren

As even many Republicans understand, the U.S. Constitution does not recognize a right to discriminate or bully in the guise of religion. And Scott Lively's days of roaming the globe to whip up anti-gay hate are numbered, too.

We Can't Be Complacent About Uganda's LGBT Crisis

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

As a community -- whether that means LGBT or of a particular city/town -- we can stand up and make our voices heard. Whether you live in Denver or Dublin, London or Newark, we can stand in solidarity with our Ugandan brethren.

More Bad News For Uganda's Gay Community

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay measure. At least t...

Love Is a Right, Hate Is a Crime

Adotei Akwei | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Adotei Akwei

Lest anyone suggest discrimination in the United States is benign in comparison to what has unfolded in Uganda, we should take a closer look at the pain and suffering -- and yes, the hatred -- laws like these fuel.

Detroit: The Gay Promised Land?

Wayne Besen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

If Detroit becomes that golden door for gay refugees, the worldwide LGBT community will respond by doing everything in its power to once more lift Detroit's flickering lamp to prominence.

This Was Probably The Best White House Petition So Far (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy

Uganda's anti-gay laws have received harsh criticism from plenty of Americans. But comedian Eugene Mirman wants President Obama to stop beating around...

Arizona and Uganda: How the Same Groups Spread the Same Hate Around the Globe

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While we're hopefully beating back this law in Arizona, with anti-gay forces claiming it's about religious freedom and not about discrimination, keep in mind that their goal is to see homosexuality criminalized and punished around the world.

From Arizona to Uganda, We Must Protect the Rights of the LGBT Community

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

It's sometimes hard to believe that the year is 2014. For all of our advances, tech developments, innovations, achievements and progress, we are watching elected officials enact laws and propose others that are simply unbelievable.

How to Support the Ugandan LGBTQ Community

justin adkins | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

What I found when I got to Kampala was a beautiful city and wonderful, loving people. I also found a community living in fear and not able to move around for rational fear of being arrested, attacked or worse.

Ugandan President: We Don't Want Anybody 'To Impose Their Views On Us' Over Anti-Gay Law

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.21.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president said he wants no lectures from Western governments opposed to the country's controversial anti-gay bill, s...

Good News For Uganda's Gay Community -- But How Long Will It Last?

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

* Obama says law would complicate relations with Uganda * Homosexuality a taboo in many African countries By Elias Birya...

Uganda Responds To Obama's Remarks On Nation's Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

* Obama says law would complicate relations with Uganda * U.S. sends more than $400 million a year to Uganda * Homosexua...

Russia and the Olympics -- It's Not a Game!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Where are the outraged voices of faith? The silence is deafening.

Susan Rice Urges Ugandan President Not To Sign Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday not to sign an a...

Open Letter to Uganda's President Museveni: Veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ruth Messinger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Ruth Messinger

While you and I may disagree on the nature of homosexuality, Mr. President, I know we can agree that the bill before you now would violate the God-given dignity of too many Ugandans.