Tag Archives: SMUG

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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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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Ugandan LGBT leader Sam Ganafa out on bail

Ugandan LGBT rights activist Sam K. Ganafa was released on bail yesterday after two weeks in prison and is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 17, his LGBT rights organizations announced. Ganafa is executive director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, … Continue reading

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Ugandan activist denied bail; potential life sentence

Ugandan police have released three suspects arrested in connection with an anti-gay raid last week on the home of LGBT rights activist Sam K. Ganafa, but Ganafa himself remains in jail. All four are charged with “unnatural offenses,” which are … 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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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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