Tag Archives: Sexual Minorities Uganda

21 varieties of traditional African homosexuality

At least 21 cultural varieties of same-sex relationships have long been part of traditional African life, as demonstrated in a new report  that is designed to dispel the confusion and lies surrounding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The following discussion and the … Continue reading

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Dispute over LGBTI clinics in Uganda

Are health clinics for LGBT people in Uganda a step in the right direction, or a misstep? The U.N.’s IRIN news service reports: Outrage, scepticism at Uganda U-turn on LGBTI clinics KAMPALA, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) – Eighteen months after … Continue reading

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Uganda activists protest arrest of LGBT leader, 4 more

Ugandan organizations seeking basic human rights for LGBT people issued this statement Nov. 14 about the arrest of prominent activist Samuel K. Ganafa and four others on Nov. 12: STATEMENT ON THE ARREST AND DETENTION OF MR. SAMUEL K. GANAFA … Continue reading

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Police arrest Ugandan LGBT leader Sam Ganafa

Activists in Uganda report that police have arrested Sam K. Ganafa, executive director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and board chair for the Sexual Minorities Uganda coalition. Charges against Ganafa have not yet been determined.  He was handcuffed after he reported … Continue reading

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Ugandan activist to anti-gay leader: See you in court

Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister, has resumed his verbal campaign against LGBT rights organizations, pledging to shut down groups that promote LGBT equality. But Frank Mugisha, leader of the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), said  Lokodo won’t succeed … Continue reading

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New threat in Uganda

Bad news from Sexual Minorities Uganda on Aug. 6: The dreaded draconian Public Order Management Bill has been passed by Ugandan Parliament. Chaos has marred the house as the Bill was passed. Here’s what it means, in SMUG’s words: The … Continue reading

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World Bank eyes how anti-LGBT stigma boosts HIV, poverty

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle describes the first-ever LGBT panel at this month’s civil society meetings at the World Bank, which is undertaking a landmark research project on the economic costs of homophobia. This is an abridged version of a … 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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The latest on Ugandan LGBTs and ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

This update from Uganda tells of the ongoing struggle against that country’s repressive Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  The information, which has been lightly edited, was provided by Frank Kamya, secretary-administrator of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Youth on Rock Foundation, which needs and … Continue reading

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‘Kill the Gays’ bill looms anew in Uganda

The “Kill the Gays” bill  popped back up to No. 2 on the list of Business to Follow after action on the parliamentary agenda of Feb. 26  is completed. [The next day, Feb. 27, the bill appeared at No. 3 … Continue reading

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