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Ugandan anti-gay bill — a self-contradictory mess

Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill isn’t just draconian. It’s also a self-contradictory mess, at least in the version that has been publicly released. The bill makes a show of cracking down on homosexuality, but the life sentence that it provides for … Continue reading

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Positive steps in Ugandan fight against AIDS among LGBTs

Efforts are under way to improve HIV prevention efforts for LGBT people in Uganda who are included among those most at risk of infection. In one initiative, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) hosted a two-day workshop by the LGBT advocacy … Continue reading

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Ugandan activists win a battle vs. anti-gay U.S. pastor

The Center for Constitutional Rights reports: August 14, 2013, Springfield, MA – Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis … Continue reading

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Crucifixion pained Mary; Easter protest pained Kato’s mom

Today, Easter Sunday, a group of Ugandan Christian leaders organized an anti-homosexuality parade near the home of the mother of slain LGBT activist David Kato. According to Pepe Julian Onziema, who was at the rally, one of the pastors used … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ law wouldn’t end Danish aid to Uganda

A Danish official on a visit to Uganda said last week that his country will not cut off aid to the country even if Uganda enacts the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Denmark would continue to “work together with the people of … Continue reading

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Uganda’s slow progress toward LGBT rights

Insightful commentary in Gay Star News from Jamaican (and international) LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson about slow progress in Uganda: Though clearly delusional in his denial of ongoing LGBT abuses in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s recent statement nevertheless signals his support … Continue reading

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Uganda’s David Bahati rebuffs Kennedy human rights team

[Correction: The first version of this article stated that Ugandan legislator David Bahati refused to meet with visitors from the R.F. Kennedy Center. Apparently he did meet with them, but rejected their message that his Anti-Homosexuality Bill would violate human … Continue reading

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Uganda: No ‘Kill the Gays’ bill until April

Opponents of Uganda’s so-called “Kill the Gays” bill got a break this week, as Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of the parliament, declared a recess until after Easter to allow legislators consult their constituents about the pending Marriage and Divorce Bill. Uganda’s … Continue reading

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Uganda ‘Kill the Gays’ bill remains a threat, just off stage

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which failed to reach the floor of parliament in the sessions of 2009 and 2012, remains in the wings this year, awaiting action that LGBT activists hope never comes. In the early days of this year’s parliamentary … Continue reading

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Canada aids foes of Uganda’s anti-gay bill

The National Post, based in Ontario, Canada, reports: Canada is quietly financing a concerted grassroots effort to aid gay Ugandans’ fight against their country’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill — and preparing them in case it passes, says a senior Department of … Continue reading

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