Tag Archives: Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda kids ask: Why do Christians cheer over jail for gays?

How can a parent explain anti-gay hatred to a child? Stella Nyanzi – a Ugandan anthropologist, social science researcher and mother — writes here about her children’s puzzlement over why so many people were celebrating the passage of the country’s … Continue reading

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The rotten roots of Uganda’s anti-gay celebration

LGBT rights activists in Uganda were rattled by the display of widespread anti-gay sentiment and the ill-informed homophobic speech given by President Yoweri Museveni during today’s Parade and Thanksgiving Celebration for the enactment of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. … Continue reading

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Ugandan anti-gay strategy: The war has barely begun

Supporters of Uganda’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act are preparing their next steps, according to a strategy document from anti-gay Pastor Stephen Langa. Langa, executive director of Uganda’s Family Life Network, organized the seminar  in 2009 at which American anti-gay activist Scott … Continue reading

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Uganda opposition takes aim at anti-gay law

Agence France-Presse reports from Kampala, Uganda: Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Wednesday [Feb. 26] criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality was not “foreign” and that the issue was being used to divert attention from domestic problems. “Homosexuality … Continue reading

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Ugandan advisers falsified report to boost anti-gay bill

Anti-gay advisers to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni tampered with a report that Ugandan scientists prepared for him as he deliberated about whether to sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Museveni had asked for a panel of experts to advise him on … Continue reading

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Draconian details of Uganda’s misguided new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed into law the harsh, long-disputed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which provides for imprisonment for five to seven years for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” or who  “in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” The official … Continue reading

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No porn. No miniskirts. No gays. (Ugandan political ploy)

As African countries continue their crackdown on LGBT people, Charlie Denzel Mwiyeretsi of Uganda criticizes that country’s politicians for using the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and the newly enacted law against miniskirts and pornography to distract attention away from the country’s real … Continue reading

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Obama ‘disappointed’ with Uganda’s anti-gay law

U.S. President Barack Obama said today that he is “deeply disappointed” with the decision by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to sign the harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The new law “will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda,” Obama said. He did not … Continue reading

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Uganda’s anti-gay law will make AIDS harder to fight

The work of AIDS fighters in Uganda had grown more difficult because of the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, even before the government announced that President Yoweri Museveni would sign it into law. Many LGBT people are again afraid to … Continue reading

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Ugandan spokespeople: President will sign anti-gay bill

A Ugandan government spokesperson announced today that President Yoweri Museveni has decided to sign into law a bill formerly known as the “Kill the Gays” bill, BuzzFeed reported. The death penalty has been removed from the bill, but the law … Continue reading

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