Uganda

LGBTI Rights in Uganda


ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

African HIV experts are calling on Uganda to legalise homosexuality

Four leading African HIV experts are calling on the government in Uganda to decriminalise homosexuality in order to tackle the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Serge Paul Eholié from Côte d’Ivoire, Keletso Makofane from…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law

Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Uganda arrests 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex

Uganda has said it has arrested 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex, which is punishable with life imprisonment, in what fellow activists called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

Anti-homosexuality Bill poses severe threat to human rights

Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty on people found to have…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

‘They paid a guy to kill me’: health workers fight homophobia in Uganda

Maria Nantale is enjoying a beer at a rickety wooden bar after a long day’s work. “Forty people tested today,” she reflects. “Found three positives. One of them is in denial. She…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

Coming Out in Uganda Was a Death Sentence. The U.S. Border Was a Trap.

Margaret didn’t know what was going to happen when she approached the bridge between Juárez and El Paso, but she knew she couldn’t wait anymore. Six months since fleeing her home after…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

Amid ‘Kill the Gays’ bill uproar, Ugandan LGBTQ activist is killed

Ugandan LGBTQ activist Brian Wasswa died on Oct. 5, one day after the 28-year-old was attacked at home amid rising tensions in the east African nation over its beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2019

Ugandan MPs press for death penalty for homosexual acts

MPs in Uganda are to push for new laws to make homosexual acts punishable by death. James Nsaba Buturo, an MP, said parliamentarians wanted to retable a bill ruled unconstitutional by a…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Uganda: Brutal Killing of Gay Activist

Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

Uganda government denies report of re-introduction of anti-gay bill

The government of Ugandan has denied reports that there are plans to re-introduce the anti-gay bill to parliament after a court ruling prohibiting it. According to the report by The Observer The…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

Activists defiant as Uganda proposes death penalty for gay sex

The Ugandan government's plan to reintroduce a bill that could impose the death penalty for homosexuality is being met with defiance from the LGBTQ community in the East African nation, activists told…

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