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Uganda Gays

'You Can Overrule [An Anti-Gay] Law, But You Can't Overrule The Mind'

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory....

After Legal Victory, Uganda's LGBT Community Just Wants To 'Have Fun'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Scores of Ugandan homosexuals marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside town of Entebbe on Saturday, their ...

Great News For Uganda's Gay Community (Finally)

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog gro...

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

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 ...

Anti-Gay UN Assembly President: An Unnecessary Obstacle

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Whatever attributes Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa may have, his election to the presidency of the 193-member UN General Assembly is overshadowed by his country's draconian legislation used to hunt down, isolate and jail homosexuals.

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

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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...

Why This Gay Rights Activist Is Fearing For His Safety -- And His Life

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices

BOSTON (AP) — Fearing prison or even death, an openly gay activist from Uganda is seeking asylum in the United States since his home country toughen...

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...

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 ...

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 05.11.2014 | 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 04.25.2014 | 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 04.24.2014 | 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.