Tag Archives: United States

Researcher: In raid, Uganda police were clueless

Ugandan police who raided the U.S.-funded Makerere / Walter Reed health project on April 3 didn’t know enough to understand how researchers recruit and work with people involved in their research, says a research fellow at Makerere University. The police … Continue reading

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HIV+ patients get meds; Uganda, U.S. argue over raid

HIV-positive patients of a shuttered U.S.-funded health clinic in Kampala, Uganda, continue to receive their medication, even as officials of the two countries squabble over what led to the April 3 police raid and the so-far temporary closing of the clinic. … Continue reading

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U.S. blames Uganda for raid on gay-friendly AIDS clinic

The U.S. State Department has blamed the Ugandan government for the April 3 raid that led to the closing of a U.S.-funded health clinic serving HIV-positive LGBT patients in Kampala. In a press statement, Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the … Continue reading

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4 steps U.S. is taking to counter Uganda’s anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports that the United States will take these four measures in response to Uganda’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act: 1. Money will be shifted away from the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a group that has publicly come out in support of … Continue reading

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LGBT activists seek Obama’s help in African crisis

March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House Washington, D.C., 20500 Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your leadership in advancing the human rights of all people and for repeal of laws that codify discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading

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9 moves to roll back Uganda’s anti-gay law

Supporters of LGBT rights are starting to respond to Uganda’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Law, which calls for up to seven years in prison for anyone convicted of “promoting homosexuality” and a life sentence for anyone who “touches another person with … Continue reading

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Gay, born-again, and praying for anti-gay sinners

One reader’s heart-felt words among 100s of comments on this blog’s “83 countries where homosexuality is illegal”: I am a born-again Christian who is gay and I love the USA where I live. In my 55+ years of life I have … Continue reading

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Cringing, cheering about $3m for LGBT rights worldwide

International LGBT activists managed to cringe and cheer simultaneously at the news this week that the Human Rights Campaign, long dedicated to the fight for gay rights and equal marriage in the United States, has also turned its attention to … Continue reading

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U.N. campaigns against 76 countries’ anti-gay laws

“You won’t believe what’s illegal in 76 places,” says the U.N. Human Rights Office as part of its Free & Equal campaign seeking recognition of human rights for LGBT people. The campaign notes, “Relationships that are consensual and loving are … Continue reading

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Much talk, a little action on LGBT rights worldwide

Much discussion and a little action on LGBT rights occurred during last month’s meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.  These are excerpts from the report on the session by the advocacy group ARC International, particularly the … Continue reading

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