Tag Archives: Uganda

LGBTI news 2: Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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LGBT Ugandans to share in $226 million for health care

Unlike the recent past, LGBT Ugandans will be eligible for health care services funded by newly received grants totaling more than $225 million, says Kikonyogo Kivumbi, who serves on a key Uganda’s health policy panel. On that board, known as … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Ugandan archbishop to U.S. church: Get lost!

The progressive Episcopal Church is considering whether to adopt a plan “to build relationships with African Anglican scholars and activists who are working to advance generous understandings of the Bible” that affirm the dignity of LGBTI people. The conservative archbishop … Continue reading

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Buoyed by Supreme Court, will U.S. church help LGBT Africans?

On the same day when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize same-sex marriages, the progressive U.S.-based Episcopal Church is considering whether to extend its work for justice to LGBT people in Africa. The church’s General Convention, … Continue reading

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Kuchu Times: Uganda Pride seeks support

Uganda-based Kuchu Times reports: Uganda Pride 2015 Coordinator Seeks Support Pride Uganda, which is in its fourth year running,  is part of the annual international celebration of achievements for the movement of lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questionable, and … Continue reading

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African scientists: Homosexuality is natural and African

South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports on a new Africa-based scientific report that discredits claims that homosexuality is unnatural and un-African. These are excerpts from that article: The Ugandan National Academy of Sciences (Unas) has endorsed a report that says homosexuality … Continue reading

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Payback time for sleazy Uganda tabloid in war of words

When the journalists at the Hello tabloid of Uganda published the latest article in a hateful tradition of forced outings of alleged and actual LGBT citizens, they couldn’t know that they themselves would become the targets of a much more … Continue reading

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