Category: East Africa

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Community mourns Ugandan trans rights defender Alexander Human

Community mourns Ugandan trans rights defender Alexander Human

Uganda and East African LGBTI and human rights defenders are mourning [...]
Warning to LGBT organizations in Uganda: Be cyber smart

Warning to LGBT organizations in Uganda: Be cyber smart

LGBT advocacy organizations in Uganda are at risk of cyber attacks, ac [...]
African atheists want a role in tackling religious homophobia

African atheists want a role in tackling religious homophobia

African atheists and non-believers have a role to play in shaping soci [...]
Homophobic candidate seeks top post in Ugandan parliament

Homophobic candidate seeks top post in Ugandan parliament

Jacob Oboth Oboth, Uganda's homophobic State Minister for Defense, has [...]
Forgive Pope Benedict? No!

Forgive Pope Benedict? No!

COMMENTARY: Pope Benedict XVI not only tolerated sexual abuse by pries [...]
Uganda replaces intelligence officer hit with US sanctions

Uganda replaces intelligence officer hit with US sanctions

The Ugandan government has relieved Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho of his role [...]
Ugandan LGBT ally Sylvia Tamale receives honorary doctorate

Ugandan LGBT ally Sylvia Tamale receives honorary doctorate

Professor Sylvia Tamale, a Ugandan LGBT ally and academic scholar, has [...]
LGBTI activists live in fear amid renewed protests in Sudan

LGBTI activists live in fear amid renewed protests in Sudan

Queer activists in Sudan say they're living in fear after police on Mo [...]
New project aims to document Pride flags all over the world

New project aims to document Pride flags all over the world

A global educational project called "Flag in the Map" will document ho [...]
Gay man survives homophobic attack in eastern Uganda

Gay man survives homophobic attack in eastern Uganda

A member of the LGBT community in eastern Uganda was attacked at home [...]
Mauritius: Island nation’s Supreme Court weighs sodomy law

Mauritius: Island nation’s Supreme Court weighs sodomy law

The Supreme Court of the island nation of Mauritius, off the east coas [...]
Sudan LGBT organizations condemn military coup

Sudan LGBT organizations condemn military coup

A trio of Sudanese LGBT human rights organizations released a statemen [...]
Stella Nyanzi: In memoriam for my intersex son

Stella Nyanzi: In memoriam for my intersex son

Grace was born intersex, with both male and female sexual characterist [...]
Sudan coup adds uncertainties for LGBTQ+ community

Sudan coup adds uncertainties for LGBTQ+ community

A military coup in Sudan today cast new uncertainty on the prospect th [...]
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 [...]
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