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Uganda Homosexuality

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Former Bishop Claims Ugandans Don't Understand Homosexuality

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Ugandan cleric who ministers to homosexuals has criticized the passage of a controversial law that imposes life imprisonment for homosexual ac...

Gay In Uganda? You Now Face Life In Prison

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing cri...

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).

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.

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.

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.

Uganda Rules Media Can't 'Out' Gays

AP | GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's High Court has ruled that the media should not publish the names and photos of gay Ugandans following a vitriolic cam...

Ugandan Paper That Outed Gays Ordered To Stop

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A judge has ordered a Ugandan newspaper, The Rolling Stone, to stop outing gays in a country where homosexual acts are illegal, reports the BBC. The e...

Is Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Dead?

GlobalPost | Gregory Branch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which calls for the death penalty in some cases, suffered a serious setback when a government committee advised that it b...

Scott Lively Advocated 'Criminalizing Homosexuality' as Far Back as 2007

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

It was Scott Lively who was one of the Americans who spoke in Uganda about the so-called "dangers of homosexuality" during a conference last year. The bill was introduced several months after this conference.

Puritanism is Deadly Policy: US Fed Homophobia in Uganda Must Stop

Dr. Paul Semugoma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Paul Semugoma

In Africa, what most of us know about homosexuality is that it's a political taboo. I did all my medical training in Africa. I was used to wards filled with patients, male and female, dying of AIDS.

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Satan's Agents and the Real Reason Behind It

Ariel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Rubin

The furor surrounding Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill has reached fever pitch in Uganda and abroad. With condemnations flying in from around the world, many outsiders wonder just how this can be passed.

Rick Warren Refuses To Condemn Proposed Ugandan Law To Execute Gays

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: On MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" Monday night, The Family author Jeff Sharlet tied efforts to make homosexuality a capital crime in Uganda to a...