Category: East Africa

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Queer lives in fragile Sudan: Amid turmoil, glimmers of hope

Queer lives in fragile Sudan: Amid turmoil, glimmers of hope

Queer people have long been excluded from Sudans' political life and s [...]
Uganda issues corrected national ID document for trans woman

Uganda issues corrected national ID document for trans woman

The Ugandan government has issued a national Identification document t [...]
Religious leaders in Uganda commit to LGBTQ inclusivity

Religious leaders in Uganda commit to LGBTQ inclusivity

More than 35 religious leaders in Uganda have vowed to preach, practic [...]
Uganda, US faith leaders discuss LGBTQI rights in Africa

Uganda, US faith leaders discuss LGBTQI rights in Africa

Faith leaders from the United States and Uganda called upon churches i [...]
Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Vogue Magazine published an article last month profiling seven outstan [...]
Uganda’s Constitutional Court annuls Anti-Pornography Act

Uganda’s Constitutional Court annuls Anti-Pornography Act

Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled sections of the Anti-Pornog [...]
Ugandan President sends new anti-gay bill back to Parliament

Ugandan President sends new anti-gay bill back to Parliament

Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Sexu [...]
Food starts to reach hungry LGBT Ugandans stranded by lockdown

Food starts to reach hungry LGBT Ugandans stranded by lockdown

Emergency food deliveries have started to get through to LGBT Ugandans [...]
Gay and trans criminalization fuels HIV spread: UNAIDS

Gay and trans criminalization fuels HIV spread: UNAIDS

Criminalization of transgender people, homosexuality, and sex work hol [...]
Gay Ugandans warned to abide by Covid-19 restrictions

Gay Ugandans warned to abide by Covid-19 restrictions

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the umbrella LGBTIQ+ entity in Uganda [...]
Uganda court OKs bail for 42 arrestees

Uganda court OKs bail for 42 arrestees

A Ugandan magistrate yesterday approved release on bail for 42 people [...]
Uganda police arrest 44 at alleged gay wedding

Uganda police arrest 44 at alleged gay wedding

Responding to a report of an alleged gay wedding under way yesterd [...]
Uganda: LGBTQI access to health services remains problematic

Uganda: LGBTQI access to health services remains problematic

A study by Uganda's Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) [...]
Homophobic leader Rebecca Kadaga dropped by Uganda Parliament

Homophobic leader Rebecca Kadaga dropped by Uganda Parliament

The homophobic Speaker of Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has been [...]
U.K. plans global conference to fight anti-gay bias worldwide

U.K. plans global conference to fight anti-gay bias worldwide

The United Kingdom has scheduled a global conference for next year to [...]
Ugandan President Museveni hints he may not sign new anti-gay bill

Ugandan President Museveni hints he may not sign new anti-gay bill

Amid pressure from the United States and the United Nations, Ugandan P [...]
U.N. agencies object to Uganda’s new anti-gay bill

U.N. agencies object to Uganda’s new anti-gay bill

The two United Nations agencies combating AIDS and human rights violat [...]
Uganda gay activists urge president to reject new anti-gay bill

Uganda gay activists urge president to reject new anti-gay bill

LGBT human rights defenders in Uganda want President Yoweri Museveni  [...]
Parliament  of Uganda passes new anti-gay bill

Parliament of Uganda passes new anti-gay bill

Uganda's parliament has passed a new bill aimed at restricting Ugandan [...]
Meet the trans Ugandan activist fighting for rights on social media

Meet the trans Ugandan activist fighting for rights on social media

“If you want to know that [Keem] is a man, just snatch away his phone [...]
Trans Ugandans react to new UNAIDS film about tolerance

Trans Ugandans react to new UNAIDS film about tolerance

A new short film released by UNAIDS to promote tolerance and acceptanc [...]
Retired homophobic archbishop Ntagali apologises for adultery

Retired homophobic archbishop Ntagali apologises for adultery

The retired homophobic archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Ntaga [...]
Kenya: Anger and horror over death of LGBTQ+ arson victim

Kenya: Anger and horror over death of LGBTQ+ arson victim

Activists and U.N. officials are mourning the death of Ugandan LGBTQ+ [...]
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) organisat [...]
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 H [...]
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 Chapte [...]
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 hom [...]
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