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LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

From Ugandan Oppression To Detroit Freedom: One Gay Immigrant’s Story

Things were never great between Alistair Kiyingi and his father, but by 2017, they were getting worse, fast. In Kampala, Uganda, where his family lived, “there are not so many known homosexuals,”…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

Ugandan activists launch campaign against religion-fueled homophobia.

Human rights activists in Uganda have launched a new campaign to end religious inspired homophobia, with a call to Abrahamic religions to embrace love and diversity. The ongoing campaign can be found…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2022

High Court delays ruling on closure of Ugandan gay ally group Chapter Four

Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has postponed ruling on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of Chapter Four Uganda, an LGBT ally and human rights…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2022

Are We For The Community?-A Young LGBTQ Activist Questions His Existance.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” Asata Shakur.…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2022

Ugandan court to rule on shutdown of LGBT ally organisation Chapter Four.

Uganda’s High Court in Kampala has set March 18 as the date to rule on an application seeking to quash the government’s decision to indefinitely suspend the activities of LGBT ally and…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2022

Stella Nyanzi, Ugandan LGBT ally, flees for safety to Germany

Ugandan LGBT ally and academic scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi has fled to Germany with her children over fears of government persecution, arrest and torture. “I refuse to be gagged. I refuse to…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2022

Ugandan LGBT ally Sylvia Tamale receives honorary doctorate

Professor Sylvia Tamale, a Ugandan LGBT ally and academic scholar, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Pretoria in South Africa in recognition of her contributions to advancing rights…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America's leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden's administration and…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Uganda tests drones to speed up delivery of HIV medicine

Uganda is delivering HIV medicine by drone in an archipelago in Lake Victoria, a pilot programme aiming to improve the transport of medical supplies for the country's health system, which faces chronic…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Defender of LGBT Ugandans nominated for human rights award

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda’s renowned LGBT ally and human right rights defender, has been nominated for the prestigious Tulip Human Rights Award for 2021. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2021

As anti-LGBTQ+ crackdowns persist across Africa, these activists continue to fight

Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals that the continent accounts for…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2021

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the…

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