Tag Archives: Uganda

Uganda, don’t pray to ‘heal’ gays (or blacks or women)

In this brief commentary, Stella Nyanzi — an anthropologist, social science researcher and resident of Uganda, where Pentecostal churches are popular — speaks out against some anti-LGBT religious leaders’ practice of attempting to “pray away the gay.” After her commentary … Continue reading

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U.S. money keeps supporting anti-gay programs

Despite President Obama’s promise to stop funding ineffective, discredited faith-based programs claiming to reduce HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies, U.S. taxpayers’ dollars are still bankrolling them. Freelance investigative journalist Andy Kopsa has uncovered the institutional bias toward those programs, run … Continue reading

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Uganda drops charges against trans woman

Charges have been dropped against Emma Bbosa, a Ugandan trans woman. Adrian Jjuuko, executive director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum — Uganda (HRAPF), reports: “Emma Bossa’s case was today dismissed for want of prosecution by the Grade ! … Continue reading

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Seeking to save the eyesight of battered trans Ugandan

A group of friends, activists and journalists is seeking contributions to help save the eyesight of a Ugandan trans woman whose eyes have been failing since she suffered a transphobic attack two years ago in Kampala, Uganda. The story of … Continue reading

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5 arrested Ugandans released, no charges filed

Five recent homosexuality-related arrests in Uganda turn out to be unrelated to “promotion of homosexuality,” which is how they were reported in the Ugandan press. Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum — Uganda (HRAPF) issued the following report today. (Also … Continue reading

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Probe of 5 alleged arrests as Uganda denies anti-gay bias

A team of human rights lawyers is heading to the Pader district in northern Uganda to investigate a report of five suspected homosexuals arrested there. The lawyers are from the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum – Uganda (HRAPF), which … Continue reading

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Germany blocks Ugandans’ trip to safety seminar

The German embassy in Uganda has rejected applications by LGBTI activists for visas to travel to Cologne, Germany, for a seminar about security for activists and continuing medical care for HIV-positive patients despite Uganda’s new anti-gay law. The denial apparently … Continue reading

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Kuchus’ Day Out: a time to celebrate despite anti-gay law

About 100 people gathered on a Ugandan beach last weekend to  celebrate LGBT solidarity in an increasingly anti-gay country — and to have fun. The event, called Kuchus’ Day Out, was organized by the anti-AIDS and pro-LGBT rights advocacy group … Continue reading

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Ugandan judge OKs crackdowns on LGBTI rights groups

“A Ugandan court essentially sanctioned a crackdown on LGBTI rights organizations in a ruling issued Monday morning,” BuzzFeed reports. In the ruling, a Uganda High Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against  Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo by LGBTI activists who charged … Continue reading

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Ugandan activists to U.S.: Thanks for heeding our advice

LGBTI rights activists in Uganda cheered the United States for following  their advice on how to avoid harming the Ugandan people while penalizing anti-gay Ugandan officials for the country’s harsh new anti-gay law. “In line with our guidelines. Very impressive. … Continue reading

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