Tag Archives: Uganda

LGBT news briefs: Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: At the 28th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, Iran agreed to partially implement three recommendations that included the treatment of … Continue reading

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Success at Ugandan LGBTQ fundraiser; more help needed

Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi here reviews the March 28 event that raised money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, but also notes that more money is needed. By Stella Nyanzi Community support and … Continue reading

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Suspended priest’s Palm Sunday greeting for refugees

The Rev. Anthony Musaala remains active as a spiritual guide for refugees from Uganda, including LGBT people fleeing threats of violence in their homeland. He continues to support his dispersed flock, even though the church suspended him from priestly duties … Continue reading

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Performers seek your help for LGBT refugees in Kenya

Gay-friendly Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi describes preparations for the March 28 performance that will raise money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya. Below are photos of the living conditions of some of those … Continue reading

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Shared plight of lesbian, straight women goes unheard?

Excerpts from a March 20 commentary that the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote at the conclusion of recent meetings of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York: Three thousand women are returning home from the … Continue reading

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Uganda concert to raise funds for LGBTQ refugees in Kenya

Activists in Uganda are planning a concert on Saturday to raise money for Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, several hundred of whom have been suffering since they fled their homeland for protection against anti-gay violence. Earlier this month, LGBTI … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks. Kuchu Times reported: LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after … Continue reading

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