Tag Archives: Uganda

Uganda Pride: ‘Passionate believer’ tells why it’s important

By Stella Nyanzi My custom of preparing for Uganda’s Pride activities starts a week before the annual event. Today, I am starting my excited posts about ‪#PrideUganda2015‬. I have posted about each year’s activities, starting with the first one in … Continue reading

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Advocates for LGBTI Africans on UK shortlist for award

The United Kingdom-based African LGBTI advocacy organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has been shortlisted for honors at the National Diversity Awards 2015. The awards, including the one for community organizations working on LGBTI issues, will be presented Sept. 18 … Continue reading

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Nigeria criticizes U.N. for seeking end to LGBTI repression

The hate-crime murders of thousands of LGBTI people worldwide aren’t enough to convince Nigerian officials or their anti-gay American supporters that tolerance for sexual minorities is a good idea. Nigeria claims that an appeal by the U.N. High Commissioner for … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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U.N. help needed as Kenyans threaten Ugandan refugees

The African Human Rights Coalition reports: Kenyan Mob Attempts Attack on Ugandan Gay Refugees. This morning, four young Ugandan urban refugees were eating breakfast in the privacy of their rental premises in Kenya, when a mob entered the gate and … Continue reading

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7 years of delay stymie Ugandan anti-bias lawsuit

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has once again failed to act on a challenge to the law that prevents the country’s Equal Opportunities Commission from fulfilling its responsibility for protecting marginalized people from discrimination. That law prohibits the commission from acting on … Continue reading

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Ugandan trans, sex-worker activists target HIV

Kuchu Times reports: [On July 1] several members of Come Out Post Test Club (COPTEC) gathered for a community meeting aimed at enhancing their knowledge about HIV/ AIDS and human rights. The event attracted 55 members of the LGBTI and … Continue reading

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