Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Ugandan court frees dozens of gay men on bail after days in jail

A court in Uganda granted bail on Friday to 39 people, most of them gay men, held for days after what police said was a raid on a same-sex wedding that violated…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

UN Condemns Ugandan Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Relations

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed

The Ugandan Parliament on Monday passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. The bill prescribes a five-year-jail term for anyone guilty of same-sex acts, and awaits…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Uganda strengthens anti-gay laws, brands gay sex an unnatural offense

Uganda has further strengthened its anti-gay laws with new legislation that brands gay sex an “unnatural offense.” The African nation already criminalizes same-sex sexual relations, with Uganda’s Penal Code outlawing “carnal knowledge…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Uganda strengthens anti-gay laws, brands gay sex an “unnatural offense”

Uganda has further strengthened its anti-gay laws with new legislation that brands gay sex an “unnatural offense.” The African nation already criminalizes same-sex sexual relations, with Uganda’s Penal Code outlawing “carnal knowledge…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Meet the Ugandan trans activist fighting for rights on social media

“If you want to know that [Keem] is a man, just snatch away his phone and run,” taunted an Internet troll under Keem Love Black’s new profile picture on Facebook. As a…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

Gay Ugandan refugee’s odyssey to Vancouver chronicled in film

“We’re not rescuing. We’re not saving. We’re walking in solidarity with them.” So says Rainbow Refugee’s Chris Morrisey in Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams new film Someone Like Me chronicling of…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

The Ugandan mum who was once ashamed of her gay son

When Rita heard rumours that her son was gay she refused to believe it. At the time, she thought that homosexuality was an abomination - a "problem" that happened elsewhere, not in…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2021

LBQ Womxn in Uganda: a plea for equal access to health

Freedom and Roam Uganda, a lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) organisation, is about to publish a book urging Ugandan human rights and health-care rights advocates to incorporate acceptance of sexual and gender…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

KUCHU SHINERS UGANDA MARKS 5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Kuchu Shiners Uganda (KSU) celebrated their 5th year anniversary on Wednesday 17th March 2021 at their office premises in Nansana, Kampala. To celebrate, they hosted several partner organizations, allies, KSU staff and…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Kenya: Victims of Kakuma arson attack airlifted to Nairobi hospital

In a rare change of heart, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has airlifted the victims of a March 15 homophobic fire attack at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp…

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