Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?”

A report on the criminal justice system was issued today by Chapter Four in Uganda. Titled: Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?” The Abuse of the Rights of Sexual Minorities in Uganda’s Criminal Justice System.  “UGANDA’s criminal justice system should … Continue reading

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Uganda interview helps launch LGBTI refugee support group

A new European ally for African LGBTI rights activists — International LGBTI Support  (ILS) — will soon launch its Ugandan support program at the European Parliament in Brussels.  As the group prepares to unveil its  International Support Uganda (ISU) project, … Continue reading

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New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT people

This is a Policy Brief, issued by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, reprinted here with permission, with some reformatting.  The Alliance is one among many advocacy organisations that are challenging the criminalisation of LGBT persons.: Policy Brief – Challenging the criminalisation of LGBT … Continue reading

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Video: ‘Laws are great,’ but LGBTI struggle must go further

Laws guaranteeing human rights for LGBTI people have their limits. “Laws are great, but they don’t make you full. They don’t stop you from being raped. Economic empowerment and poverty alleviation is what we need. Stand by us,” says Jabu … Continue reading

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Ugandan anti-gay law is dead, but court challenge lives on

A legal battle continues against Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act, led by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a gay-friendly legal advocacy group in Uganda. HRAPF will not be joined in the case by the UHAI East African Sexual … Continue reading

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A good-news map: 78 (was 82) countries with anti-gay laws

Today this blog gets an updated map of countries with laws against homosexual activity.  The total number of such countries is down to 78.  The list had totaled 82 at the beginning of last year. The latest country to drop … Continue reading

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