Tag Archives: Uganda

Death of a Ugandan refugee; advice for those he left behind

The LGBT-friendly Sebaspace blog has tough advice for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, inspired by the sad recent death of refugee John Paul Mulumbi. The blog states: “Life’s tough … for the Ugandans who’re claiming LGBT asylum in Kenya and, … Continue reading

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Uganda and Nigeria: 2 sexual encounters, 3 arrests

Online news sites reported three recent arrests in Nigeria and Uganda on charges of violating their nations’ anti-homosexuality laws. The accounts have not been independently verified, but the Ugandan story is accompanied by a photo of the defendant’s official bail … Continue reading

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David Kato: Martyr in ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart Supporters of human rights for LGBTI people gathered today in Kampala, Uganda, to honor inspirational Ugandan activist David Kato on the fifth anniversary of his murder. Kato was killed in his Kampala home in … Continue reading

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Resignation adds uncertainty to Aids battle in Uganda

Prof. Vinand M. Nantulya has resigned as chairman of a Ugandan health policy panel that makes crucial decisions about the country’s anti-Aids projects, including those that often have excluded LGBTI Ugandans from receiving HIV services in the past. During Nantulya’s … Continue reading

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African Anglicans: English protest vs. Ugandan rallies

Two opposing demonstrations last week focused on the Anglican Communion’s relationships to LGBTI people, presenting vastly different ideas about how that issue should be resolved. In England, dozens of protesters gathered at Canterbury Cathedral to urge homophobic churches within the … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury to LGBTI community: Sorry!

The Archbishop of Canterbury apologized today to the LGBTI community for the “hurt and pain” caused by the Anglican Church. Facing protesters, particularly those from Africa, was a reminder of the “pain and suffering of many LGBTI people around the … Continue reading

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Anglicans discipline Episcopalians over same-sex marriage

Leaders of the Anglican Communion have voted to discipline The Episcopal Church of the United States for accepting marriage equality. The decision comes under pressure from anti-gay Anglican leaders of the churches in Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. However, the anti-Episcopal … Continue reading

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