Tag Archives: Yoweri Museveni

Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care Uganda … Continue reading

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‘God Loves Uganda’ on TV, DVD today in U.S., Canada

The award-winning documentary “God Loves Uganda” will be shown nationwide in the United States tonight  on PBS stations as part of the show “Independent Lens.” The 83-minute documentary  looks at the role played by American missionaries in shaping views on social … Continue reading

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London protesters tell Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law

The St. James Court hotel in London where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking to a UK-Uganda Business Summit on May 7 was besieged by Ugandan LGBTs and their supporters in a noisy protest featuring drums, vuvuzelas and chants. The goal … Continue reading

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Scientists: No choice on being gay, no gay recruitment

The mistaken belief that sexual orientation is a choice — instead of a fixed aspect of a person’s identity — underpins the anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria and many others among the 76-plus countries with anti-homosexuality statutes. That faulty thinking … Continue reading

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As many as 12 awaiting gay-sex trials in Uganda

As a result of Uganda’s ongoing anti-gay crackdown, many LGBT people are in hiding and as many as a dozen Ugandans are currently awaiting trial on homosexuality-related charges. Three of them are in prison pending the outcome of their trials. … Continue reading

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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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Ugandan AIDS clinic hopes to reopen despite anti-gay raid

Officials overseeing the AIDS services clinic in Uganda that was closed after a raid on April 3 raised hopes today that the clinic would reopen and that HIV-positive patients could continue to receive the antiretroviral therapy they depend on. The … Continue reading

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Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. [A spokesperson for the clinic said the program decided to temporarily suspend operations … Continue reading

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