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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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Prediction: Here’s why Museveni will sign anti-gay bill

The Rev. Canon Kapya Kaoma, an Episcopal priest and a project director at Political Research Associates, wrote this commentary about the influence of Russian homophobia on Africa and what to expect with regard to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. A … Continue reading

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Uganda school targets 22 students in anti-gay push

While Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni considers whether to sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill recently passed by parliament, a Ugandan secondary school has expelled nearly two dozen female students for alleged involvement in same-sex relationships. The Ugandan Daily Monitor reported: Iganga … Continue reading

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Uganda police make arrest, then seek evidence

Police in Kampala have arrested former Uganda Cranes national football team manager Chris Mubiru after he was spotted in the country. He had reportedly fled overseas after photos and videos from a stolen laptop were published showing him allegedly engaging … Continue reading

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In reversal, Catholic Church backs ‘Kill the Gays’ bill?

[Editor's note from November 2012: In the months since this report appeared, the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda has not publicly backed the "Kill the Gays" bill, nor denounced it. That leaves unclear whether Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was merely … Continue reading

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