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As activists advise, no U.K. travel ban on anti-gay Ugandans

The United Kingdom is following the advice of Ugandan activists in its decision not to ban visits by homophobic Ugandan politicians in response to the enactment of the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act there. During a House of Commons debate, Foreign Office … Continue reading

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Uganda kids ask: Why do Christians cheer over jail for gays?

How can a parent explain anti-gay hatred to a child? Stella Nyanzi – a Ugandan anthropologist, social science researcher and mother — writes here about her children’s puzzlement over why so many people were celebrating the passage of the country’s … Continue reading

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The rotten roots of Uganda’s anti-gay celebration

LGBT rights activists in Uganda were rattled by the display of widespread anti-gay sentiment and the ill-informed homophobic speech given by President Yoweri Museveni during today’s Parade and Thanksgiving Celebration for the enactment of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. … Continue reading

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4 steps U.S. is taking to counter Uganda’s anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports that the United States will take these four measures in response to Uganda’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act: 1. Money will be shifted away from the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a group that has publicly come out in support of … Continue reading

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WRONG: Uganda moves slowly on anti-gay law

CORRECTION: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act was published (“gazetted”) on March 10, which is contrary to what this article reported  on March 22. The newly italicized portions of this article turned out to be incorrect. — Editor, April 2014] Ugandan supporters … Continue reading

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LGBT activists seek Obama’s help in African crisis

March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C., 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your leadership in advancing the human rights of all people and for repeal of laws that codify discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading

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LGBT Ugandans: Here’s how you can help us

Ugandan supporters of human rights, including LGBT rights, have published  guidelines for their local and international allies on how best to fight against the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Law. Travel advisories; advocacy by celebrities, businesses and churches;  strategically targeted aid cuts, … Continue reading

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Uganda opposition takes aim at anti-gay law

Agence France-Presse reports from Kampala, Uganda: Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Wednesday [Feb. 26] criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality was not “foreign” and that the issue was being used to divert attention from domestic problems. “Homosexuality … Continue reading

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Ugandan advisers falsified report to boost anti-gay bill

Anti-gay advisers to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni tampered with a report that Ugandan scientists prepared for him as he deliberated about whether to sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Museveni had asked for a panel of experts to advise him on … Continue reading

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Draconian details of Uganda’s misguided new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed into law the harsh, long-disputed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which provides for imprisonment for five to seven years for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” or who  “in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” The official … Continue reading

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