Tag: Uganda

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Ugandan pastor apologises for sodomy smear

Ugandan pastor apologises for sodomy smear

In a rare change of heart among Ugandan evangelical Christian leaders, prominent Pastor Michael Kyazze has publicly apologised to his fellow pastor, R [...]
Uganda: Muslim cleric suspended for marrying fellow man ‘unknowingly’

Uganda: Muslim cleric suspended for marrying fellow man ‘unknowingly’

In a case likely to test the limits of tolerance of same-sex intimacy among Ugandan Muslims, an Islamic religious leader has been suspended from all h [...]
Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

The U.N. refugee agency remained frozen in denial of the dangers facing LGBTQ refugees even as anti-gay assailants launched an organized attack yester [...]
U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

The U.N. refugee agency is denying water to LGBTQ refugees so they will return to locations in the Kakuma Camp in Kenya where they have been repeatedl [...]
Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Year in review: Despite signs of progress, 2019 remained a dangerous time for LGBTQ people in Africa and worldwide.   In the United S [...]
Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Activist Stella Nyanzi in good spirits after a year in prison

Imprisoned Ugandan LGBTQ ally Stella Nyanzi remains in good spirits after spending a year behind bars for her rude opposition to Ugandan President Yow [...]
When will LGBTIQ Ugandan prisoners be released?

When will LGBTIQ Ugandan prisoners be released?

Lawyers for imprisoned LGBTIQ Ugandans hope that tomorrow, Nov. 26, will see the release of the last 20 people detained at Luzira Prison in the wake o [...]
Uganda, you promised to protect LGBTIQ people, so why arrest 125 of us?

Uganda, you promised to protect LGBTIQ people, so why arrest 125 of us?

In the wake of a raid that arrested 125 people partying at a gay-friendly bar, LGBTIQ activists are calling on Ugandan officials to make good on a rec [...]
Dozens in Uganda prison after anti-LGBTI nightclub raid

Dozens in Uganda prison after anti-LGBTI nightclub raid

Ugandan authorities have sent 67 people to Luzira Prison to await court action related to their arrest during a Nov. 10 raid on the gay-friendly Ram b [...]
Ugandan vies for global parliament post where LGBT rights are shunned

Ugandan vies for global parliament post where LGBT rights are shunned

A Ugandan has been nominated to a leadership position at the Inter-Parliamentary Union a year after Uganda persuaded the IPU never to discuss LGBT rig [...]
Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Transgender women in Uganda are living in fear after a brutal attack on two trans women Oct. 12 in Kampala, which came amid renewed calls by some of t [...]
Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Uganda: Officials disagree on need for a new anti-gay bill

Ugandan officials are divided over whether to bother introducing a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Uganda: U.S.  reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

Uganda: U.S. reassures local LGBT community of health inclusion

We haven't forgotten about you. That's the word to the LGBT community in Uganda, even though the latest national HIV impact survey contains no data a [...]
LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI Ugandans denounce latest brutal murder, demand protection

LGBTI activists in Uganda have denounced the latest brutal murder of a member of their community and are demanding that the government guarantee thei [...]
Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Uganda: Push for new Anti-Homosexuality Bill gets bizarre

Anti-gay politicians in Uganda are working both behind the scenes and bizarrely in public to lay the groundwork for bringing back Uganda's notorious A [...]
Global Fund to the rescue as Uganda tries to deny lubricants

Global Fund to the rescue as Uganda tries to deny lubricants

The Global Fund has found a way to ease a Ugandan government-created shortage of lubricants, which are an important method of combating the spread of [...]
Uganda activists seek repeal of laws that abuse HIV+ people

Uganda activists seek repeal of laws that abuse HIV+ people

Gay rights activists in Uganda this week joined health rights defenders and people living with HIV to demand an end to the country’s HIV criminal laws [...]
Uganda plans to be ignorant about extent of HIV among gays

Uganda plans to be ignorant about extent of HIV among gays

Health rights advocates in Uganda are worried about a pending ministerial order to health care providers stopping them from recording data about homos [...]
New push to give sex lubricants to Ugandan women, gay men

New push to give sex lubricants to Ugandan women, gay men

It's time for homophobic Ugandan officials to stop limiting access to sex lubricants especially because, without them, straight women as well as homos [...]
Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop is leaving; suspense about new leader

Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop is leaving; suspense about new leader

The Anglican Church of Uganda has elected a new archbishop who has not yet made clear whether he will follow in the footsteps of his homophobic predec [...]
Uganda faces ‘a crisis of political will’ in fight against AIDS

Uganda faces ‘a crisis of political will’ in fight against AIDS

Health rights advocates in Uganda warn that the country is “faltering in its response to the HIV epidemic” especially among LGBTI people, sex workers [...]
Ugandan gay activists appeal for formal recognition

Ugandan gay activists appeal for formal recognition

Gay rights activists in Uganda have resolved to push on with a court case challenging Uganda government refusal to register their network, Sexual Mino [...]
Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Ugandan activists welcome new UNAIDS leader, Ugandan Winnie Byanyima

Gay rights activists in Uganda have welcomed the appointment of Ms Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima, a Ugandan national, as the new executive direct [...]
Fear:  If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the Un [...]
Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

Uganda: Activist ‘was already condemned’ before trial

Political activist and strong gay ally Stella Nyanzi was sentenced on Aug. 2 to 18 months in prison after being convicted of "cyber harassment" for pu [...]
Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

Uganda: Five months in prison awaiting verdict

More than five months after her arrest for offending Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, outspoken LGBT and women's rights activist Stella Nyanzi remai [...]
Uganda: Queer-themed magazine focuses on mental health

Uganda: Queer-themed magazine focuses on mental health

Kuchu Times Media Group, a Ugandan LGBT media advocacy enterprise, has launched the fourth edition of its powerful queer-themed "Bombastic" magazine. [...]
Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

Mbazira Moses, leader of the Refugee Flag Kenya advocacy group, threatened today to wage a hunger strike until 20 jailed LGBT refugees have been relea [...]
20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

Twenty LGBTQ refugees who fled from anti-gay violence in Uganda are being held in Nairobi-area jails after they protested against mistreatment by Keny [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Several African churches are protesting the decision by the top Anglican archbishop to invite gay bishops to an upcoming worldwide gathering of the ch [...]
Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Gays welcome at new Uganda church

Uganda's new LGBTQ-affirming church had its first service on Dec. 23. From the African Human Rights Media Network Kuchu Times reports: LG [...]
Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Christmas in prison for outspoken Ugandan gay ally

Political activist, gay ally and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi will spend Christmas in prison, still awaiting court action stemming from her Nov. 2 arr [...]
Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

LGBT refugees protesting dangerous and inhumane conditions at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya were attacked yesterday by armed men at the UN Refugee Agen [...]
Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

Stella Nyanzi: A mom / activist’s writings from prison

In her writings from prison, longtime gay activist Stella Nyanzi proves herself to be a devoted mother as well as a fierce opponent of Ugandan Preside [...]
Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Uganda: Mom, activist, gay ally Stella Nyanzi imprisoned again

Political activist and devoted mother Stella Nyanzi, a strong gay ally, has been imprisoned again, this time for new online insults directed at Uganda [...]
Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

Gay rights? ‘Shut up’ says world parliamentary forum

A coalition of largely anti-gay nations has voted to block discussion of LGBT rights at a global forum of parliamentary governments. The Inte [...]
Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Outspoken rapper Kanye West once urged the hip-hop community to switch off its homophobia, but on Monday he missed the chance to do the same to Uganda [...]
Create a safe place for LGBT Ugandans? Official refuses

Create a safe place for LGBT Ugandans? Official refuses

A plan to create a safe gathering place for Uganda's LGBT community has run into opposition from Uganda's anti-gay ethics minister, who says the propo [...]
How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists working in a hostile environment such as Uganda combat the dangers of burnout and depression? To answer that question, Kikonyo [...]
Uganda honors the work of health-rights activist journalist

Uganda honors the work of health-rights activist journalist

The Ugandan government has honored LGBTI right-to-health activist / human rights defender / journalist Kikonyogo Kivumbi “in recognition of his valuab [...]
Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

Uganda: Homophobic archbishop will retire

The homophobic Anglican Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has said he will retire on March 1, 2020. Local Ugandan media [...]
Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters: Uganda must free tortured activist singer

Protesters in London are demanding an end to the torture and detention of Ugandan activist singer/politician Robert Kyagulanyi. The protest is schedul [...]
As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

As Museveni wins peace prize, he wars against homosexuals

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni waged verbal war on homosexuality on Aug. 2, even as he accepted an international peace prize. He demanded that the [...]
LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

Last month's rejection of the LGBTI community by former LGBTI activist Val Kalende has shined a spotlight on disturbing flaws in how activists are tre [...]
Report reveals Ugandan anti-LGBT health care discrimination

Report reveals Ugandan anti-LGBT health care discrimination

A new report from the LGBT coalition Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) exposes the effects of discrimination that gender and sexual minorities still fac [...]
Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Trouble was all that four desperate Ugandan LGBTI refugees found when they tried to escape from the homophobia and food shortages of Kenya's Kakuma re [...]
Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Uganda: Why Val Kalende ‘renounced lesbianism’

Longtime Ugandan activist Kikonyogo Kivumbi explores the background of former activist Val Kalende's decision to turn away from the LGBTI community. [...]
Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Val Kalende, a popular Ugandan LGBT activist, has declared on national TV that she is no longer a lesbian and is withdrawing from further involvement [...]
Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

Trans group serves trans youths? Ugandan landlord balks

An organization that advocates for the rights and equality of trans youth in Uganda has been forced to temporarily shut down operations after being or [...]
LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp are preparing to celebrate Pride on June 16, thanks to $1,500 worth of financial help from indiv [...]
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