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David Kato: Martyr in ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart Supporters of human rights for LGBTI people gathered today in Kampala, Uganda, to honor inspirational Ugandan activist David Kato on the fifth anniversary of his murder. Kato was killed in his Kampala home in … Continue reading

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Readying U.S. pastor’s trial over anti-gay venom in Uganda

Action in a lawsuit against anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively is expected later this year in the Massachusetts court where Lively is accused of committing a crime against humanity through his promotion of homophobia in Uganda. Frank Mugisha, executive director of … Continue reading

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New Uganda NGO bill: Better, but still bad for LGBTI groups

Some LGBTI rights activists in Uganda fear the worst from the newly passed NGO Bill, which still would need a presidential signature before becoming law. For them, it is a back-door reintroduction of last year’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was … Continue reading

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Outbreak of anti-LGBTI attacks in Uganda

A recent upsurge in violence is targeting LGBTI people in Uganda.  The legal aid organization HRAPF (the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum) reported: HRAPF notes with concern that there are ongoing homophobic attacks against LGBTI persons. So far, five people … Continue reading

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With N.Y. youth’s help, Uganda activists boost education

With help from a New York high school student, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) last month donated 2,000 pencils to a community school in central Uganda. Dr. Frank Mugisha, executive director of SMUG, and Richard Lusimbo, the group’s research and documentation … Continue reading

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Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some … Continue reading

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Hundreds gather for peaceful IDAHOT pride in Uganda

Ugandan LGBT and sex worker communities gathered on Saturday (May 16) for their second annual peaceful Pride celebration, sponsored by the grassroots anti-HIV, pro-LGBT Youth on Rock Foundation. The event was  scheduled to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia … Continue reading

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