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US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

The US government has condemned Uganda’s plans to bring in laws that would see people convicted of homosexual acts being sentenced to death. “The U.S. government firmly opposes criminalization of LGBTI individuals,” said a U.S. State Department official. “We stand with Uganda’s LGBTI community and Ugandans of all backgrounds and beliefs to defend the dignity […]

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Ugandan police break up gay rights event

Ugandan police break up gay rights event

  Police stormed a LGBTI rights event in the suburbs of Kampala on Thursday night and arrested a dozen people for promoting homosexuality according to Ugandan activists. Witnesses have described police scuffling with people, dragging them out of the club, beating them and stripping them naked to ascertain their gender. There have been unconfirmed reports […]

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Uganda want to stop gay couples adopting children from East Africa

Uganda want to stop gay couples adopting children from East Africa

Uganda is attempting to make moves to try and prevent same-sex couples from adopting children out of East African nations. Ugandan Minister for State for East African Affairs Sham Bageine, says he does not want people from countries which have achieved marriage equality to be able to adopt children from the five states of the East […]

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LGBT Ugandans hold secret Pride celebrations

LGBT Ugandans hold secret Pride celebrations

Approximately 70 LGBT Ugandans gathered at Lake Victoria over the weekend to round off a week of pride celebrations, a year since the controversial ‘Kill The Gays’ bill was struck down by a constitutional court. Congrats @Prideuganda2015 on pulling off your 4th year. It was fabulous! #Uganda #Pride #Africa #LGBTI #equality pic.twitter.com/DDjR5uWA60 — amyfallon (@amyfallon) […]

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Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia

Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia

Uganda is a country notorious for its hostility towards the LGBTIQ community. Numerous stories and accounts of institutionalised discrimination and violence towards queer people have framed the nation’s reputation as unsafe for LGBTIQ people. In a defiant and bold move, presidential candidate Patrick Amama Mbabazi has announced that he is “opposed to homophobia” in an […]

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Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality

The government of Mozambique have made amendments to their laws, effectively decriminalising homosexuality in the African country. The revision removes the phrase “vices against nature” from constitutional documents, a remnant of Portugal’s colonial roots in Africa’s south east. Other African countries have been moving in a very different direction, intensifying laws that persecute the LGBTIQ […]

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Kenyan LGBT Rights Group Win Landmark Legal Victory

Kenyan LGBT Rights Group Win Landmark Legal Victory

Last week in Kenya, the High Court overturned a decision by that board overseeing non-governmental organisations that it cannot lawfully bar an LGBT human rights group from formally organising. The victory was awarded to National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), whose Executive Director Eric Gitari attempted to register the organisation with The Non-Governmental […]

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Proposed Bill in Uganda Poses Threat to LGBT Groups

Proposed Bill in Uganda Poses Threat to LGBT Groups

In Uganda, a bill published in parliament last week aiming to introduce new restrictions on non-governmental organisations has LGBT advocates fearing it could have an adverse effect on the country’s queer community. The new Non-Governmental Organisations bill would grant the internal affairs minister and the National Board for Non-Governmental Organisations broad powers to supervise, inspect, […]

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Uganda: MPs Aim for Swift Reinstatement of Anti-Gay Law

Uganda: MPs Aim for Swift Reinstatement of Anti-Gay Law

After Uganda’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act was last week struck down by the court for passing through parliament without a proper quorum, lawmakers in the country are now trying to get the bill swiftly reinstated. The bill, which makes some acts of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment, was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni of […]

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Ugandan Anti-Gay Law Deemed Invalid

Ugandan Anti-Gay Law Deemed Invalid

In Uganda, a court has struck down Uganda’s widely contested Anti-Homosexuality Act. Last week the court announced that the law, which makes some acts of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment, was invalid because it was passed through Uganda’s parliament without a proper quorum. President Yoweri Museveni, who has been ruling Uganda for 28 years, signed […]

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