Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 12/25/2020

Uganda charges leading lawyer for LGBT rights with money laundering

Nicholas Opiyo, one of Uganda’s most prominent human rights lawyers, has been charged with money laundering. Opiyo, known for representing LGBTQ+ people, appeared before magistrates in Kampala on Thursday and was remanded…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Uganda detains leading lawyer for LGBT rights on money-laundering charges

Security agencies in Uganda have arrested a prominent human rights lawyer over alleged money laundering. Nicholas Opiyo, known for representing LGBTQ+ people, was arrested in a restaurant in the capital, Kampala, on…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Queer Ugandans beaten with iron rods, burned with firewood and forced to confess to being gay after ‘bogus’ shelter raid

LGBT+ Ugandans arrested under dubious coronavirus charges have revealed the harrowing levels of abuse they faced while in prison – being beaten with iron rods, burnt with firewood and forced to “confess”…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2020

President Museveni Blames LGBT Community For Nation-Wide Protests

Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who is currently on his campaign trail has blamed the international LGBT community for the nation-wide protests that broke out on Wednesday after the arrest of his…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2020

“LGBT people still tend to hide”

Homophobia haunts many African countries, including Uganda. The civil-society organisations Queer Youth Uganda is making efforts to improve things for LGBT people. The four letters stand for “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual”.…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

Biden rekindles American Dream for Africa’s LGBT+ refugees

Joe Biden's electoral victory has revived the American Dream for scores of African LGBT+ refugees who fled persecution at home only to languish in Kenya when President Donald Trump denied them a…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2020

Where homosexuality is still illegal, Pope Francis has thrown a lifeline to L.G.B.T. Catholics

Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with her partner and their 8-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Two Ugandan officials face arrest on charges of torturing gays

The arrest warrants came in the case of 20 LGBT Ugandans who spent 50 days on remand in a Ugandan prison on charges of violating Covid-19 orders by living in a homeless…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

RELLA LAUNCHES THE KWAN HEBWA ACADEMY: A HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LBQ WOMEN

Rella Rights 4 Women's Foundation officially launched the Kwan Hebwa Academy in Kampala on Wednesday 7th October 2020. Following the set SOPs, the brunch affair was attended by a limited number of…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

Gay woman who was attacked after being unlawfully deported to Uganda wins court case against Home Office

A gay woman who was unlawfully deported from the UK to Uganda where she had been gang-raped has won in a court case against the Home Office, in a ruling that could…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

Ugandan activists’ coalition boosts condoms as AIDS-fighting tool

Condom use has declined in Uganda, especially among rural populations, according to a new assessment of condom supplies and funding gaps in Uganda. The study was commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Uganda officials ignore criminal summonses for LGBTQ torture

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer each ignored a summons requiring him to show up in court yesterday to face criminal charges of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment.…

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