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LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

Ugandan president Museveni wins sixth consecutive term after campaign marred by homophobia and violence

On Saturday (16 January) Museveni was once again declared the winner of the presidential election with 58.64 percent of the vote. He has ruled over Uganda since 1986. His main opposition, the…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

LGBT+ Ugandans find camaraderie, hope and despair on election day

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a presidential campaign marked by homophobic rhetoric, LGBT+ Ugandans turned out to vote on Thursday, with many hoping for change and finding unexpected camaraderie. In the…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. GENEVA, 12 January 2021—UNAIDS is concerned that the vilification of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2021

Anti-gay rhetoric ramps up fear among LGBT+ Ugandans ahead of polls

Homophobic comments by Uganda’s president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote in elections scheduled for Jan. 14, gay rights campaigners said on Tuesday. LGBT+ people face…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Anti-gay rhetoric ramps up fear among LGBT+ Ugandans ahead of polls

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic comments by Uganda’s president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote in elections scheduled for Jan. 14, gay rights campaigners said…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

Ms Melanie Anyu, a human rights activist based in Mbale City in eastern Uganda, made the point in a recent interview: Too many media houses in Uganda “sow seeds of stigma and…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

LGBTQI advocate Richard Lusimbo honored for fighting HIV stigma

LGBTQI advocate Richard Lusimbo is one of six Ugandans recognized by the International Community of Women Living with HIV / Eastern Africa (ICWEA) for their outstanding role in fighting HIV-related stigma. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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Dr. Frank Mugisha – Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

Dr. Frank Mugisha directs Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), an organization in Kampala that focuses on providing services and security to LGBTI Ugandans. Earlier this year, Dr Mugisha spearheaded a research project examining…

ADDED ON: 12/25/2020

Uganda charges leading lawyer for LGBT rights with money laundering

Nicholas Opiyo, one of Uganda’s most prominent human rights lawyers, has been charged with money laundering. Opiyo, known for representing LGBTQ+ people, appeared before magistrates in Kampala on Thursday and was remanded…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Uganda detains leading lawyer for LGBT rights on money-laundering charges

Security agencies in Uganda have arrested a prominent human rights lawyer over alleged money laundering. Nicholas Opiyo, known for representing LGBTQ+ people, was arrested in a restaurant in the capital, Kampala, on…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Queer Ugandans beaten with iron rods, burned with firewood and forced to confess to being gay after ‘bogus’ shelter raid

LGBT+ Ugandans arrested under dubious coronavirus charges have revealed the harrowing levels of abuse they faced while in prison – being beaten with iron rods, burnt with firewood and forced to “confess”…

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