Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 06/20/2020

LGBT refugees find a haven in Kenya despite persecution

When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he couldn’t stop them or flee. He passed…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

‘We were so ready’: LGBT refugees in Kenya live in fear as global resettlement is put on hold

After four years of waiting, he had the ticket booked: Nairobi, Frankfurt, Toronto. He had fled Uganda's violent homophobia, survived in neighboring Kenya, where it's only a little better, and allowed himself…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

No medicine, no food: Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk and had to be…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

FINALLY FREE: ORDER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISSUED FOR #COSF19

Uganda’s LGBTIQ community has reason to jubilate amidst the COVID-19 hardships as an order for immediate release has this afternoon been issued for the #COSF19. This comes after the DPP withdrew all…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Uganda court sets bail hearing for 19 LGBT detainees

May 18 is the new date when 19 members of Children of the Sun Foundation (CosfUganda) who were arrested at the Cosf shelter are expected to be delivered at Nsangi Magistrate’s Court.…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2020

LGBT community living in fear of attacks in Kenyan refugee camp

Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp - but instead, the 28-year-old says she was attacked…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2020

Arrests, Evictions & Scapegoating: Coronavirus Takes a Toll On LGBT+ Africans

Just before breakfast on a Sunday morning, Ugandan security forces stormed an LGBT+ shelter outside the capital Kampala, accusing more than 20 gay, bisexual and transgender people of spreading the new coronavirus.…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2020

Investigation after gay refugee found dead at U.N. refugee office in Kenya

A gay refugee in Kenya was found dead outside the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) office in Nairobi on Monday in an apparent suicide, Kenyan police and LGBT+ refugees groups said. Police…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2020

The Uganda 19: Lawyers barred; no chance of bail; 10 days in prison and counting

Lawyers for 19 LGBT Ugandans arrested March 29 at an LGBT homeless shelter near Kampala still have been barred from seeing their clients. The arrestees are imprisoned 55 kilometers outside the city…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2020

New Ugandan rules allow HIV care during lockdown

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has issued guidelines about how vital HIV/AIDS services can continue with minimal disruption during the current 14-day countrywide Covid-19 lockdown. The guidelines, covering a wide range of health…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Ugandan police accused of abusing lockdown laws after LGBT arrests

Police in Uganda have charged 20 LGBT people with disobeying rules on physical distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus, in what campaigners say is a clear case of authorities in parts…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Ugandan fear of Covid-19 leads to 23 arrests at LGBT shelter

Uganda police charged the 23 LGBT Ugandans with disobeying a presidential directive against large meetings, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19. The March 29 raid by police…

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