Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 02/01/2023

Uganda demands probe into ‘LGBTQ activities’ in schools

Anna, not her real name, sits in a chair at her home in Makindye, a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala. She showed DW the scars that are visible on her body, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

How Uganda’s anti-gay law fell through in 2014

When Mr David Bahati fronted the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the House back in 2009, it seemed destined to cause uproar both at home and abroad. As indeed it did. In the Bill,…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Uganda: Claims that LGBTQ+ people are “recruiting” schoolchildren

Annet Kezaabu, is the chairperson of the Anti-Pornographic Control Committee at the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity. It has reportedly warned that members of the LGBTQ+ community are targeting schools to “recruit,…

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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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