Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Dance music festival gets Uganda’s OK despite worries that it ‘promotes gays’

One of East Africa’s most popular music festivals has been cleared to go ahead after members of parliament tried to ban it for “promoting gays” in the country. The Nyege Nyege festival…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

Rights groups ask Defense Ministry to stop sales of phone hacking tool to Uganda

Human rights groups have reportedly asked the Defense Ministry to stop permitting an Israeli company to sell its phone hacking tool to Uganda, claiming it is used for rights abuses. Cellebrite has…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The situation as a Ugandan LGBTQ+ refugee in Kenya is as terrible as you can imagine

Geoffrey Rainbo* is an LGBTQ+ refugee from Uganda (@GeoffreyRainbo). I am a Ugandan gay man living in Nairobi after being relocated from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in north-western Kenya, where I am seeking…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

Churches in East Africa can help to change attitudes to LGBT rights, says charity

Churches in East Africa have a necessary part to play in changing attitudes and policies concerning LGBTIQ+ rights, the international charity the Arcus Foundation has said. Last week, at the Lambeth Conference,…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

Uganda suspends operations of charity championing LGBT rights

The Ugandan government has suspended the operations of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, accusing it of working in the East African country illegally, according…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Ugandan police accused of anti-gay bias in murder investigation

Ugandan police have been accused of homophobic bias and “extortion” following the brutal murder last month of a gay person who had previously been arrested and victimised by the same police force.…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2022

Ugandan vlogger’s homophobic rant puts migrant workers at risk.

A self-righteous Ugandan national living in the Middle East has released an excruciatingly homophobic online rant blasting Ugandans and other Africans for engaging in adult consensual same-sex intimacy in Arab countries where…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2022

LGBTQ rights in East Africa: U.S. sometimes takes an active role

This is the fourth in an eight-part series focusing on the impact of President Joe Biden’s February 2021 order to U.S. government agencies to “promote and protect the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around…

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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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