Tag Archives: Sexual Minorities Uganda

Ugandan court dismisses case against activist Sam Ganafa

A Ugandan court has dismissed criminal charges against high-profile LGBTI rights activist Samuel K. Ganafa. Ganafa, executive director of the LGBTI rights group Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, and three colleagues had been charged with “unnatural offenses,” a crime that is punishable … Continue reading

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Uganda strategy joins gay rights to women’s rights, health

Amnesty International is pushing for an end to repression in Uganda through a welcome strategy of including LGBTI rights issues in the context of that overall  human rights violations, abuse of women, and limitations on freedom of assembly and access … Continue reading

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Ugandan appeal: Police probe of disputed, alleged murders

Leaders of LGBT rights groups in Uganda have asked Ugandan police to investigate reports that seven LGBT people have been stoned to death or burned alive in rural sections of the country in recent weeks. Kampala-based LGBT organizations believe that … Continue reading

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Uganda: Why celebrating Pride matters so much

Ugandan anthropologist and activist Stella Nyanzi explores the meaning of the third annual Pride gathering, planned for Aug. 9 at an undisclosed location Uganda: A prominent activist in the local LGBTIQ movement in Uganda asked me if our Pride activities … Continue reading

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Ugandan activists to U.S.: Thanks for heeding our advice

LGBTI rights activists in Uganda cheered the United States for following  their advice on how to avoid harming the Ugandan people while penalizing anti-gay Ugandan officials for the country’s harsh new anti-gay law. “In line with our guidelines. Very impressive. … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court

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 Uganda … Continue reading

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Uganda mob seeks to oust gays; police arrest trans woman

Ugandan police this week arrested a transgender woman who was threatened by an anti-gay mob that demanded the removal of LGBT people from their neighborhood. As of today, the trans woman, named Reagan, has been held by police for four … Continue reading

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