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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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LGBT news briefs: Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: At the 28th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, Iran agreed to partially implement three recommendations that included the treatment of … Continue reading

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A step toward opening HIV care to LGBTI Ugandans

LGBTI people, sex workers and drug users in Uganda have moved a step closer to having representatives on the health policy panel that could improve their access to HIV services. A previous election to choose representatives of those key population … Continue reading

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Uganda study probes anti-gay acts, offers brighter future

Human rights violations for LGBTI people in Uganda are a persistent problem, according to a methodical examination of reported incidents stretching back for 10 years. The report’s findings contradict the often-made claim in Uganda that there are no violations of … Continue reading

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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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