Tag Archives: Kampala

Seeking to save the eyesight of battered trans Ugandan

A group of friends, activists and journalists is seeking contributions to help save the eyesight of a Ugandan trans woman whose eyes have been failing since she suffered a transphobic attack two years ago in Kampala, Uganda. The story of … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care   … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ugandan tactic: Abusive, worthless anal exam

The defense team for two Ugandans charged with homosexual activity is preparing to counter any evidence produced by the prosecution from an anal exam that was conducted on one of the defendants. Anal exams are used against LGBT people in … Continue reading

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2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges

Two Ugandans accused of homosexual activity are scheduled to face trial in May.  They have been held in Luzira Prison since their arrest in January. Kim Mukisa, 24, a businessman, and Jackson Mukasa,  19, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 in … Continue reading

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Researcher: In raid, Uganda police were clueless

Ugandan police who raided the U.S.-funded Makerere / Walter Reed health project on April 3 didn’t know enough to understand how researchers recruit and work with people involved in their research, says a research fellow at Makerere University. The police … Continue reading

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HIV+ patients get meds; Uganda, U.S. argue over raid

HIV-positive patients of a shuttered U.S.-funded health clinic in Kampala, Uganda, continue to receive their medication, even as officials of the two countries squabble over what led to the April 3 police raid and the so-far temporary closing of the clinic. … Continue reading

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Ugandan: HIV is our enemy, not LGBT

It’s important to remember that the HIV virus is the enemy of all people — gay and straight alike, says Isaac Mugisha,  Communications Officer with Spectrum Uganda Initatives in Kampala, Uganda. This commentary on the closing of a U.S.-funded clinic serving … Continue reading

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U.S. blames Uganda for raid on gay-friendly AIDS clinic

The U.S. State Department has blamed the Ugandan government for the April 3 raid that led to the closing of a U.S.-funded health clinic serving HIV-positive LGBT patients in Kampala. In a press statement, Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the … Continue reading

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Ugandan AIDS clinic hopes to reopen despite anti-gay raid

Officials overseeing the AIDS services clinic in Uganda that was closed after a raid on April 3 raised hopes today that the clinic would reopen and that HIV-positive patients could continue to receive the antiretroviral therapy they depend on. The … Continue reading

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Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. [A spokesperson for the clinic said the program decided to temporarily suspend operations … Continue reading

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