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LGBTI Rights in Uganda


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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ADDED ON: 10/20/2021

‘I have accepted my fate’: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community – in pictures

In a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence – and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

UGANDA RECOGNISES ITS FIRST TRANSGENDER CITIZEN, CLEOPATRA KAMBUGU

Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan activist who advocates for sexual and gender minorities, has made history as the first transgender person in Uganda to have their new gender recognised by the government. Kambugu…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Ugandan government shamefully claims queer people fleeing its homophobia are fake ‘economic gays’

Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life imprisonment in Uganda, which has some of the strictest anti-LGBT+ laws in the world. Most queer Ugandans survive by staying under the radar, and many…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

President Museveni Refuses To Sign Homophobic Law

The LGBTIQ community in Uganda has today caught a break after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni returned the notorious Sexual Offences Bill back to the floor of Uganda parliament for reconsideration saying all…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Amid continued criminalisation, Uganda endorses LGBT access for HIV treatment

Despite ongoing criminalization of men who have sex with men and transgender people, the government of Uganda is attempting to include them in national plans for the reduction of HIV and AIDS,…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

Pride Uganda Will Happen Despite COVID-19 and Homophobia

Outright International has shared a document that they believe will highlight Countries that either celebrate or have a semblance of Pride celebration around the world. According to a statement released by the…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Meet 7 Activists Fighting to Improve LGBTQ+ Rights Across Africa

I’ve personally experienced two homophobic attacks in my home city of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria: one from the police and the other from a crowd of students. In both instances, I was…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

Times are changing in Uganda: Parliament gets a progressive clerk

In what appears to be a positive shift in state policy thinking, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Adolf Mwesige, a liberal and progressive lawyer with a sense of urgency on human…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

Trans Ugandans issue desperate food appeal as lockdown bites harder

Transgender rights defenders in Uganda have issued a desperate appeal for food for the transgender community amid the ongoing COVID-19 countrywide lockdown. More than 524 trans persons are on the verge of…

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