Tag Archives: Kampala

Uganda: Harassment of Sandra Ntebi must stop

Front Line Defenders demands an end to ongoing harassment of Ugandan human rights defender Sandra Ntebi, an LGBTI activist who focuses on the safety of members of Uganda’s LGBTI community. This is today’s press release from Front Line Defenders: Uganda … Continue reading

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Letter to Uganda police: Let’s chat about anti-gay brutality

If LGBT-friendly Ugandan scholar Sylvia Tamale has her way, the Ugandan district police commander in charge of an anti-LGBT raid on Aug. 4 will meet her over a cup of tea to discuss tolerance. That invitation was contained in an … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Police lockdown at Ugandan pride event

Ugandan police today disrupted the Mr. and Miss Pride competition in Kampala and imposed a lockdown. This blog is covering the news as it develops. Many people, including at least three Ugandan LGBTI rights leaders, were arrested or at least  … Continue reading

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Isn’t distributing expired HIV drugs a sin?

“Giving people expired anti-retroviral therapies (ARVs) is haram, forbidden, sin.” That’s what  Ugandan researcher/ activist Stella Nyanzi wrote on Facebook after she visited an HIV-positive friend. Use of expired medications is one of the many deficiencies of current efforts to … Continue reading

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Uganda will soon get an LGBTQ film festival

The Queer Kampala International Film Festival announced last week: The first ever and only LGBTQ-themed film festival opens up in Uganda It is a well-known fact that LGBT people in Uganda are not free. When they stand up for their … Continue reading

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Artistic appeals for human rights of LGBTI Ugandans

Ugandan artist Vincent Kyabayinze uses his artwork to appeal for respect for the human rights of LGBTI Ugandans. As director of East African Visual Artists, an independent nonpartisan, human rights advocacy organization, he works to improve the visibility, dignity and … Continue reading

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Beware of new Ugandan law threatening LGBTI health

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart LGBTI citizens and sex workers in Uganda should watch out for possible threats to their health that could occur after Uganda’s new Industrial Property Act takes effect April 1. At issue is the law’s … Continue reading

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