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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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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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