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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...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Prompts Court Petition

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

* Opponents say law violates constitutionally rights, freedoms * Western donors have cut aid to protest the law * Telec...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Has Nazi Parallels, According To Desmond Tutu

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.23.2014 | Gay Voices

South African peace icon Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that Uganda's controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid r...

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 02.23.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Uganda's President Opposes Anti-LGBT Bill, But Nonetheless Deems Gays 'Abnormal'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president opposes an anti-gay bill passed by lawmakers that calls for life imprisonment for gays, even as he charact...

Why Is A Country With Anti-Gay Laws Like Uganda A Top Consumer Of Man-On-Man Porn?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Uganda might have vehemently anti-gay legislation in place, but that hasn't stopped the nation from becoming one of the world's top consumers of gay p...

What Does Uganda's President Think Of His Country's Anti-Gay Law?

Agence France Presse | Emmanuel Leroux-Nega | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors, and the East African nation is now facing a heavy diplomatic ...

Gay Activist Vows To Fight His Nation's 'Ignorant' Homosexuality Bill

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay rights activists in Uganda vowed Monday a "fight to the end" to stop an anti-homosexuality bill passed by parliament from becoming law in the Afri...

British Man Facing Gay Sex Charges In Uganda Faces 2014 With Uncertain Fate

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices

A retired British man at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda will be deported Wednesday, a court ruled."The court orders immediate deportation with...

Uganda's 'Homophobe-In-Chief' Targets Gay British Man On Trial

Agence France Presse | Emmanuel Leroux-Nega | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The trial of a retired British man in Uganda has again thrown the spotlight on country's uncompromising stance against homosexuality and the indefatig...

Man Facing Gay Sex Charges In Uganda Fears Deportation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

A retired British man facing trial in Uganda on gay sex charges said Wednesday he feared he would be deported after officials seized his passport and ...

How Beyoncé And Rihanna Saved An African Gay Rights Activist's Life

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Ellen Chademana was in the worst place you could be in her home country of Zimbabwe: the Harare Central Remand Prison. The rotting jail was dark and overcrowded, with no toilets or running water. Her offense? Her work with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).

Uganda To Deport Gay Play Producer

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices

By Philippa Croome KAMPALA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ugandan authorities said on Monday they plan to deport a British theatre producer who w...

WATCH: Ugandan Pastor Demonstrates Gay Sex With Fruit While Condemning LGBT People

Posted 12.20.2012 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay Ugandan pastor condemned homosexuality during a televised discussion with a transgender activist, engaging in a graphic demonstra...

Is Ugandan Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga A Human Rights Criminal?

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

Ms. Kadaga is wielding the power of the axe. She is stirring this debate intentionally. And she could end it. But does the advancement of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill or its implementation constitute genocide or a crime against humanity? A strong case can be made that it does.

Could Pepsi Impact Uganda's Controversial 'Kill The Gays' Bill?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

An international soft drink giant is being pressured to take a stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights as Uganda's infamous "ki...

Michelangelo Signorile

Ugandan Activist: I'd Be 'Sentenced To Death' If Anti-Gay Bill Passes | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices

“If the law is passed the way it is right now, I would go to jail, and I would be killed,” said Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha, speaking from ...

Surprise Change For Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for some homosexual acts said Friday that a new versi...

My Time Down And (Oh-So-Minimally) Out In Uganda

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

The proposed anti-gay law does not, and should not, define a people. During my past few weeks in Uganda, I engaged as many citizens as possible in conversation about this legislation. Their responses helped contextualize a people that our media paints in only the broadest of strokes.

Bad News For Uganda's LGBT Community

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 11.12.2012 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's anti-gay bill will be passed before the end of 2012 despite international criticism of the draft legislation, the speaker ...

Jesus Wept for AIDS

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Uganda was once a model for proactive advocacy for prevention and treatment, but it now denies treatment to men who have sex with men -- and AIDS is ravaging more people than ever.

Uganda To Ban NGOs Accused Of Promoting Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

By Jocelyn Edwards KAMPALA, June 20 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Wednesday it was banning 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses o...

Ugandan Parliament Acts to Legalize Hate Against the LGBTI Community

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

If we support the human and civil rights of our LGBTI citizens in the United States, we must also vigorously advocate against the passage of this bill and act to stop state-sanctioned homophobia from taking root in any country.

An Interview with Frank Mugisha, LGBT Freedom Fighter in Uganda

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 01.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Frank Mugisha, the leader of Sexual Minorities Uganda, will receive two prestigious prizes this month in recognition of his tireless advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ Ugandans. We caught up with Frank to get his response to the news of the awards.