Ugandan HIV activists have asked visiting UNAIDS Global Executive Director Michel Sidibe to urge President Yoweri Museveni and the Ugandan government to overcome “institutionalized discrimination” that limits the Ugandan LGBT community’s access to vital HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support services.
(WITH JUNE 9 UPDATE) A federal court in the United States on June 5 declared that homophobic Pastor Scott Lively violated international law through his anti-LGBTI provocations in Uganda, but decided that he could not be punished for his actions in a U.S. court.
Fortune magazine included LGBTI human rights defender Frank Mugisha of Uganda in its 2017 list of the world’s greatest leaders.
Equal opportunity for LGBTI Ugandans moved one step closer to reality this week. That progress came Nov. 10, when the country’s Constitutional Court overturned a provision that had allowed the Equal Opportunities Commission to disregard complaints from people it considered “immoral or socially unacceptable.”
Yesterday, after traveling from Uganda to the United States, 12 LGBTI rights activists pressed their case that anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively should go on trial for human rights violations for his role in pushing for Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act. “Lively worked to erase LGBTI Ugandans from civil and political life,” said Rutgers University law professor …
[Republished] Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges of crimes against humanity. The federal lawsuit against Lively was filed by the Center for Constitutional …
The annual GayWise Festival (GFest) this year will focus on African LGBTIQ Cinema, with showings on Nov. 13 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, London. Films about African LGBTIQ communities will be screened, with participation and support from local community groups including the Out & Proud Diamond Group.