Tag Archives: Uganda

Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … Continue reading

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New fund aims to help endangered LGBT people flee

Denis LeBlanc, Editor A new emergency fund is seeking contributions to help LGBT people and allies flee from “immediate threats of arrest, attacks, violence and persecution in countries where harsh laws have fostered a climate of extreme homophobia.” This global, … Continue reading

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Mugabe threatens gays; LGBT Zimbabweans respond

LGBT persons in Zimbabwe have once again been reminded that they have a long way to go to win justice and fair play in their native land. Thousands who gathered today in a Harare stadium and elsewhere to mark 34 … Continue reading

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2 Ugandan men face trial on gay-sex charges

Two Ugandan men accused of homosexual activity are scheduled to face trial in May.  They have been held in Luzira Prison since their arrest in December. Kim Mukisa, 24, a businessman, and Jackson Mukasa,  19, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 … Continue reading

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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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Researcher: In raid, Uganda police were clueless

Ugandan police who raided the U.S.-funded Makerere / Walter Reed health project on April 3 didn’t know enough to understand how researchers recruit and work with people involved in their research, says a research fellow at Makerere University. The police … Continue reading

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World Bank at moral crossroads on LGBT issues

From the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, at the beginning of this week: I am en route to Washington, D.C., for a full week of meetings planned around the World Bank’s Spring … Continue reading

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HIV+ patients get meds; Uganda, U.S. argue over raid

HIV-positive patients of a shuttered U.S.-funded health clinic in Kampala, Uganda, continue to receive their medication, even as officials of the two countries squabble over what led to the April 3 police raid and the so-far temporary closing of the clinic. … Continue reading

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Appeal for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives

A Crowdrise fundraising initiative by Tyrone Davis I recently met a prominent Ugandan LGBTI activist—John “Long Jones” Abdallah Wambere—who runs an organization called “Spectrum Uganda Initiatives”.  Spectrum is a practical initiative that provides lifesaving health services to LGBTI Ugandans living … Continue reading

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Ugandan: HIV is our enemy, not LGBT

It’s important to remember that the HIV virus is the enemy of all people — gay and straight alike, says Isaac Mugisha,  Communications Officer with Spectrum Uganda Initatives in Kampala, Uganda. This commentary on the closing of a U.S.-funded clinic serving … Continue reading

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