Uganda

LGBT Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

There’s Safety in the Family Fold for Rural LGBTI People in Uganda

On a small farm in eastern Uganda, a baby boy named JoJo was born. Skinny with thin lips and cute ears, JoJo grew up hanging out only with the girls, singing and…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

The West exported homophobia, not homosexuality

Tanzania's recent intensified efforts to clamp down on the country's queer community highlights the risk of statements by Africa's political, business and social elites normalizing hate and discriminatory actions against sexual minorities.…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

A Precarious Haven: Africa’s LGBT Refugees Teeter on the Brink in Kenya

It wasn’t long after Joe’s father was shot dead for being gay that the 24-year-old Ugandan college student realised the men from his church would be coming for him next. First came…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

Ugandan Ethics & Integrity Minister Condemns Plans for LGBT Community Center

Rainbow Riots’ plans to establish an LGBT community center in Uganda, the first of its kind in East Africa, have recently been publicly condemned by the country’s famously homophobic Minister of State…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Parliament Group Nixes Discussion of LGBTI Issues

Uganda and Lebanon's parliamentary speakers Rebecca Kadaga and Nabih Berri declared victory after leading the charge October 18 to ban discussions about LGBT issues at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland. Anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan Lesbian Activist Speaks About Troubled Times and her Faith

Ugandan LGBTI activists have been on edge this year. Lawmakers have discussed bringing back the stringent version of an anti-homosexuality bill, LGBTI organizations have been denied legal registration, and events and spaces…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

Minister Condemns Plans for Uganda’s First LGBTI Centre as ‘Criminal Act’

“Queer people live in fear of being arrested or getting beaten up or killed. There is no safe space. This is why my team want to open Uganda’s first LGBT community centre,”…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

Ugandan Activists, Gov’t Clash Over Opening of LGBTI Community Center

Despite threats from authorities, fundraising continues with the goal of building and opening the center in Kampala by year’s end. Ugandan human rights activists and groups are facing pushback from the country’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2018

India’s Gay Sex Ban Was a Relic of the British Empire — But It’s Still in Place in Dozens of Ex-colonies

When India’s Supreme Court this week legalized same-sex intercourse between consenting adults, it buried, most likely forever, a 157-year-old law introduced during British colonial rule. The decision was a landmark — not least because…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Uganda Bans Music, Arts Festival Due to ‘homosexuality’

Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has banned a popular and highly publicized international music and arts festival schedule for the weekend. Mr Lokodo said the government had "information that…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

Uganda’s LGBTI People Are Putting up a Fight for Their Right to a Safe Place

So many times when Uganda’s LGBTI community has tried to hold public events, like a Pride parade or a film festival, police have stormed in leaving people scared for their lives. Gay sex is…

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