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Uganda: Challenging Lokodo’s threats and lies

Uganda’s homophobic ethics minister, Simon Lokodo, has threatened Nigerian gay-rights clergyman the Rev. Jide Macauley as part of a falsehood-filled interview with the gay-bashing Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper. Macauley quickly responded, calling Lokodo a menace who “should be called to … Continue reading

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Uganda: Confronting Lokodo’s hateful anti-LGBTI lies

A recent diatribe by Ugandan Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo was the last straw for Joaninne Nanyange, executive officer at the Uganda-based Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF).  So she broke her silence about what happened during the Aug. 4 … Continue reading

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For safety, Ugandan activists delay Pride parade

In the wake of the police raid on the Mr. and Miss Pride pageant and threats of violence during the upcoming Pride Parade, the Ugandan Pride 2016 organizing committee decided to postpone all further events of Pride Week until a … Continue reading

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Uganda strategy joins gay rights to women’s rights, health

Amnesty International is pushing for an end to repression in Uganda through a welcome strategy of including LGBTI rights issues in the context of that overall  human rights violations, abuse of women, and limitations on freedom of assembly and access … Continue reading

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Ugandan judge OKs crackdowns on LGBTI rights groups

“A Ugandan court essentially sanctioned a crackdown on LGBTI rights organizations in a ruling issued Monday morning,” BuzzFeed reports. In the ruling, a Uganda High Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against  Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo by LGBTI activists who charged … Continue reading

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Dispute over LGBTI clinics in Uganda

Are health clinics for LGBT people in Uganda a step in the right direction, or a misstep? The U.N.’s IRIN news service reports: Outrage, scepticism at Uganda U-turn on LGBTI clinics KAMPALA, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) – Eighteen months after … Continue reading

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Ugandan activist to anti-gay leader: See you in court

Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister, has resumed his verbal campaign against LGBT rights organizations, pledging to shut down groups that promote LGBT equality. But Frank Mugisha, leader of the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), said  Lokodo won’t succeed … Continue reading

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