Tag Archives: Yoweri Museveni

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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Museveni: Put padlocks on your private parts

Museveni attended an event to mark World Aids Day at the Boma Grounds in Fort Portal, Kabarole, Uganda. From the Uganda Monitor, this is what he reportedly said, on HIV prevention: “Those NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and … Continue reading

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Uganda: Mob attacks activist, rushed to hospital

Blogger, activist and human rights advocate Melanie Nathan reported today  that a Ugandan activist and human rights defender,  Kelly Mukwano, was brutally beaten by a mob and taken to Nsambya hospital in Kampala. He suffered multiple injuries, blood loss and … Continue reading

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2 low-risk ways to seek LGBT rights in Africa

Suzanne Nossel, a former U.S. diplomat, proposes two tactics could save the lives of LGBT people in anti-gay countries, especially in Africa, as the battle against homophobia continues there.  She proposes: Listen to local activists Enlist local straight allies Nossel … Continue reading

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New anti-gay bill in Uganda; 25 reported arrests in Nigeria

Breaking news Uganda’s new anti-gay bill BuzzFeed reports that anti-gay legislators in Uganda have drafted a potential replacement for the overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act: A committee comprising leading members of Uganda’s ruling party have prepared a new draft of legislation targeting … Continue reading

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Uganda: Setback for anti-gay group, but also for AIDS fight

Uganda remains a hot spot in the battles against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI people.  Three examples in recent days: Cut in U.S. aid hobbles anti-gay religious council The anti-gay Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has laid off all its … Continue reading

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How to stir up anti-gay violence, Ugandan style

“The Red Pepper is despicable” is today’s simple comment from LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. That comment comes in response to today’s front page of the Red Pepper tabloid, dominated by the blaring headline “Homos Vow to Kill Kadaga.” Rebecca … Continue reading

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