Tag Archives: Uganda

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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Scott Lively, US anti-gay evangelist to stand trial

Scott Lively, the anti-gay evangelist who helped to draft Uganda’s “kill the gays” law, is likely to be tried for crimes against humanity in the US State of Massachusetts. Although the law, as passed by the Ugandan Parliament, was deemed … Continue reading

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Human rights overview: Anti-gay backlash, but progress too

In many of the 76-plus countries with anti-gay laws, LGBTI people have recently experienced a backlash from anti-LGBTI forces, even while the fight for LGBTI rights continues. But Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, says that it’s important not … Continue reading

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Museveni: Put padlocks on your private parts

Museveni attended an event to mark World Aids Day at the Boma Grounds in Fort Portal, Kabarole, Uganda. From the Uganda Monitor, this is what he reportedly said, on HIV prevention: “Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and … Continue reading

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Mugisha: homophobe evangelicals fly into Uganda

Frank Mugisha is in the UK doing interviews to urge LGBT and other human rights groups to keep up the pressure on Uganda’s government. Dr. Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), is one of the most well-known … Continue reading

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Uganda: Mob attacks activist, rushed to hospital

Blogger, activist and human rights advocate Melanie Nathan reported today  that a Ugandan activist and human rights defender,  Kelly Mukwano, was brutally beaten by a mob and taken to Nsambya hospital in Kampala. He suffered multiple injuries, blood loss and … Continue reading

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Eyesight saved, battered LGBTI Ugandan thanks supporters

Friends, LGBTI activists and journalists rallied behind a Ugandan trans woman last month, raising enough money to pay for surgery she needed to save her eyesight, which was severely damaged in a transphobic attack two years ago. “I am glad … Continue reading

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