Author: Kikonyogo Kivumbi

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Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Uganda: Pop star Akon misses ‘200% opportunity’ to boost gay rights

Prominent Senegalese-American pop star Akon missed an opportunity to raise the issue of persecution and discrimination against LGBT people in Africa w [...]
Uganda: ‘LBQ Womxn’ need equal access to health

Uganda: ‘LBQ Womxn’ need 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 righ [...]
New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

In a positive sign of policy shifts, Tanzania's new president, Samia Hassan Suluhu has lifted a ban on media houses closed by her homophobic predecess [...]
In documentary, Ugandan religious leaders preach love for LGBTQI people

In documentary, Ugandan religious leaders preach love for LGBTQI people

The activist Ugandans at East Africa Visual Artists (EAVA Artists) have unveiled a video documentary featuring clerics from different faith traditions [...]
Human rights violations against queer and trans Ugandans on the increase

Human rights violations against queer and trans Ugandans on the increase

Violence, discrimination and other human rights violations against sex workers and queer and transgender people in Uganda increased in 2019, the lates [...]
Church of Uganda Bishop Senyonjo reflects on 20 years of LGBT rights advocacy

Church of Uganda Bishop Senyonjo reflects on 20 years of LGBT rights advocacy

In 2000, Church of Uganda Bishop Christopher Senyonjo took in two LGBT youths who had been rejected by their own families, schools and communities bec [...]
Break-in at offices of Ugandan LGBT ally lawyer Nicholas Opiyo

Break-in at offices of Ugandan LGBT ally lawyer Nicholas Opiyo

Unknown people on Thursday, March 18, broke into the offices of Chapter Four Uganda and prominent gay rights ally Nicholas Opiyo, who leads that human [...]
Kenya: Victims of Kakuma arson attack airlifted to Nairobi hospital

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 attac [...]
Hope for change in Tanzania after death of homophobic president

Hope for change in Tanzania after death of homophobic president

Human rights activists expressed hope for change in Tanzania now that former vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as the country's fir [...]
‘Kill the Gays’ Bill author running for Deputy Speaker of Ugandan parliament

‘Kill the Gays’ Bill author running for Deputy Speaker of Ugandan parliament

David Bahati, the homophobic Ugandan legislator, has declared his intention to contest the position of Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda when [...]
EU calls for urgent revision of Uganda’s anti-LGBTQI laws

EU calls for urgent revision of Uganda’s anti-LGBTQI laws

The European Union strongly criticized Uganda’s harsh laws against homosexuality, calling for their urgent revision and a strategy to combat discrimin [...]
Uganda: Electoral defeat for 2 notoriously anti-gay officials

Uganda: Electoral defeat for 2 notoriously anti-gay officials

In the Jan. 14 election, Ugandan voters rejected two politicians who are notorious for homophobic attacks against the LGBT community. Get a f [...]
Uganda loses liberal judge who asked ‘What’s wrong with lesbian sex?’

Uganda loses liberal judge who asked ‘What’s wrong with lesbian sex?’

A Ugandan high court judge who questioned hate and bigotry has passed on. Subscribe for free. See more from the African Human Rights Media [...]
10 years on: Celebrating David Kato, other LGBT Ugandans we’ve lost

10 years on: Celebrating David Kato, other LGBT Ugandans we’ve lost

Gay rights activists and human rights defenders in Uganda today marked the 10th Annual Kuchu Remembrance Day in memory of David Kato Kisule (RIP) and [...]
LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

LGBT Ugandans: Our health depends on trans nominee in U.S.

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden's nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine for the position of assistant secretary of hea [...]
Ugandan archbishop banned; ‘adultery is as bad as homosexuality’

Ugandan archbishop banned; ‘adultery is as bad as homosexuality’

Stanley Ntagali, the homophobic retired archbishop of the Church of Uganda, has been banned from carrying out any priestly work following the revelati [...]
Gay rights ally Stella Nyanzi concedes defeat in Uganda race

Gay rights ally Stella Nyanzi concedes defeat in Uganda race

Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan gay ally and academic researcher who resigned her job at the country's top Makerere University to compete in the recently [...]
Homophobic Tanzanians hit with last-minute U.S. visa restrictions

Homophobic Tanzanians hit with last-minute U.S. visa restrictions

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used some of his last minutes in office to impose visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials "responsible f [...]
Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

COMMENTARY. Prejudiced media reporting sets the stage for the ongoing problem of Ugandan transgender women being harassed and stigmatized. From [...]
Businesses of at-risk Ugandans will get Covid-19 aid

Businesses of at-risk Ugandans will get Covid-19 aid

Uganda is among five countries that will benefit from a new fund which will support social entrepreneurs and micro-businesses owned by key populations [...]
LGBTQI advocate Richard Lusimbo honored for fighting HIV stigma

LGBTQI advocate Richard Lusimbo honored for fighting HIV stigma

LGBTQI advocate Richard Lusimbo is one of six Ugandans recognized by the International Community of Women Living with HIV / Eastern Africa (ICWEA) for [...]
Ugandan-born trans woman wins Canadian award

Ugandan-born trans woman wins Canadian award

Ugandan-born LGBTQI+ activist, refugee and trans woman Christopher Nkambwe is the winner of the prestigious Community One Foundation’s Steinert & [...]
Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Despite police brutality, Uganda wants to host AIDS conference

Activists fighting against AIDS and for human rights in Uganda are pushing to reverse the decision to move next year's African AIDS conference out of [...]
Uganda: COSF 20 human rights abuse case adjourned to March

Uganda: COSF 20 human rights abuse case adjourned to March

A Ugandan court has adjourned to March 2021 a case in which 20 LGBT youths are suing a prisons official and a municipal authority leader over torture [...]
Appeal to journalists: Report accurately about LGBT Ugandans

Appeal to journalists: Report accurately about LGBT Ugandans

Journalists and social media writers need to do a better job of reporting accurately and consistently about LGBT Ugandans. That was the call made by V [...]
Poverty is not a crime: African Court rules against vagrancy laws

Poverty is not a crime: African Court rules against vagrancy laws

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has unanimously ruled against ‘vagrancy’ laws that are used by post-independence former colonies to vic [...]
Police brutality: Activists demand ICASA boycott of Uganda

Police brutality: Activists demand ICASA boycott of Uganda

African human rights defenders are seeking to move the preeminent African anti-AIDS conference out of Uganda because of human rights abuses by Uganda' [...]
Advocates to Biden: Here’s how to fix Trump’s LGBTI abuses abroad

Advocates to Biden: Here’s how to fix Trump’s LGBTI abuses abroad

LGBTI and human rights advocates at the Council for Global Equality have pointed advice for how the upcoming Biden-Harris administration can undo anti [...]
Uganda gays, key populations elect members of health panel

Uganda gays, key populations elect members of health panel

LGBTQ+ Ugandans, sex workers and other Ugandans most at risk of HIV infections have elected their two representatives to the panel overseeing health p [...]
Homophobic Tanzania seeks close ties to gay-friendly Joe Biden

Homophobic Tanzania seeks close ties to gay-friendly Joe Biden

The homophobic Tanzanian President, Dr John Magufuli, has sent a belated congratulatory message to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-e [...]
LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

A prominent Kenyan LGBTIQ rights and social justice activist is undergoing cancer treatment for the fourth time, and friends have issued a call to sup [...]
Criticised for LGBT repression, Tanzania leader wins re-election

Criticised for LGBT repression, Tanzania leader wins re-election

Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, whose government has been accused of repeated violations of LGBT people's rights, today (Nov. 5) was sworn in [...]
Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Trans woman among four activists eyeing Uganda health posts

Three LGBT activists and one defender of drug users' human rights  have expressed interest in representing Ugandans most at risk of HIV infection on t [...]
LGBT Ugandans to elect members of national health panel

LGBT Ugandans to elect members of national health panel

Ugandan homosexuals, sex workers, drug users and other key populations at higher risk of contracting HIV are set to elect new representatives to the G [...]
Online uproar over Ugandan lesbian couple’s wedding photo

Online uproar over Ugandan lesbian couple’s wedding photo

A photograph of Ugandan gospel singer Julie Mutesasira kissing her female partner after their wedding was still trending online in Uganda a week after [...]
Report: Uganda Police are No. 1 violator of LGBT people’s rights

Report: Uganda Police are No. 1 violator of LGBT people’s rights

The Uganda Police Force is the single biggest violator of human rights of sexual minorities, a new report found. From the African Human Right [...]
Uganda survey: Covid-19 exposes LGBTQI people to more danger

Uganda survey: Covid-19 exposes LGBTQI people to more danger

The Ugandan government's response to Covid-19 has put the already vulnerable LGBTQI community at greater risk. A study proposes ways to reduce those r [...]
Homeless LGBTQ persons in Uganda get shelters

Homeless LGBTQ persons in Uganda get shelters

LGBTQ rights activists have opened a total of five shelters to house homeless LGBTQ persons in Uganda. From the African Human Rights Media [...]
Two Ugandan officials now risk arrest on charges of torturing LGBT youths

Two Ugandan officials now risk arrest on charges of torturing LGBT youths

Arrest warrants have been issued against two Ugandan officials who repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court to answer charges of torturing LGBT yo [...]
Uganda milestone: LGBTQI+ advocates welcome HRAPF’s permanent home

Uganda milestone: LGBTQI+ advocates welcome HRAPF’s permanent home

The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) has been lauded by LGBTQI+ rights advocates and allies in Uganda for acquiring a new and perman [...]
Ugandan gay ally Sylvia Tamale: How to revive African ideals of social justice

Ugandan gay ally Sylvia Tamale: How to revive African ideals of social justice

It's time for Africans to shake off the lessons of colonialism and revive  African ideals of social justice, Ugandan scholar and LGBTQI+ ally Dr. Sylv [...]
‘Kill the Gays’ bill author David Bahati wins primary election

‘Kill the Gays’ bill author David Bahati wins primary election

David Bahati, the homophobic Ugandan member of parliament best known as the author of the 2014 bill that originally called for the death penalty for h [...]
Lawsuit seeks to block Ugandan clampdown on online news

Lawsuit seeks to block Ugandan clampdown on online news

Less than five months before elections, the Ugandan government has banned political rallies and is seeking to control online communications -- a move [...]
LGBTQ+ Ugandans have key role in push toward AIDS-free nation

LGBTQ+ Ugandans have key role in push toward AIDS-free nation

Uganda has launched an ambitious five-year plan (2020-2025) to reduce new HIV infections among adults and youths by 70 percent. Yet Uganda Aids Commis [...]
To fight AIDS, Uganda finally imports water-based sex lubricants

To fight AIDS, Uganda finally imports water-based sex lubricants

Uganda government has finally allowed the importation and distribution of water-based sex lubricants, an AIDS-fighting device that officials had  shun [...]
Gay rights activists get Covid-19 protective supplies

Gay rights activists get Covid-19 protective supplies

Over 86 LGBTI and mainstream human rights organisations in Uganda have received supplies of Personal Protective Equipment from the human rights organi [...]
Ugandan activists start condom coalition to fight AIDS

Ugandan activists start condom coalition to fight AIDS

LGBT-rights and right-to-health advocates in Uganda have launched a coalition to focus specifically on access and availability of AIDS-fighting condom [...]
Activists to Uganda: $64 fee for Covid-19 tests is ‘suicidal’

Activists to Uganda: $64 fee for Covid-19 tests is ‘suicidal’

Thirty-eight LGBT and right-to-health organisations in Uganda have  issued an open letter to Uganda's health minister, Dr Ruth Aceng, expressing deep [...]
Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly stepped up their restrictions on organizations working to promote the rights and health of LGBT people ahead of [...]
Ugandan candidate Stella Nyanzi appeals for LGBTQ contributions

Ugandan candidate Stella Nyanzi appeals for LGBTQ contributions

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan queer scholar running for Parliament, is seeking campaign contributions from gay celebrities Ellen DeGeneres and Sir Elto [...]
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