Tag Archives: SMUG

Series of break-ins, murder target Ugandan activists

The Ugandan government must put an end to a series of break-ins targeting human rights organizations, which culminated May 22 in the murder of a security guard at the offices of HRAPF, the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum. Ten … Continue reading

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New Uganda law opens door to anti-LGBTI repression

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly signed into law a bill that could impose harsh restrictions on organizations working with people considered to be social outcasts, including LGBTI people, sex workers, drug users and those involved with abortions. The Human … Continue reading

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David Kato: Martyr in ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights

By Kikonyogo Kivumbi and Colin Stewart Supporters of human rights for LGBTI people gathered today in Kampala, Uganda, to honor inspirational Ugandan activist David Kato on the fifth anniversary of his murder. Kato was killed in his Kampala home in … Continue reading

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Readying U.S. pastor’s trial over anti-gay venom in Uganda

Action in a lawsuit against anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively is expected later this year in the Massachusetts court where Lively is accused of committing a crime against humanity through his promotion of homophobia in Uganda. Frank Mugisha, executive director of … Continue reading

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New Uganda NGO bill: Better, but still bad for LGBTI groups

Some LGBTI rights activists in Uganda fear the worst from the newly passed NGO Bill, which still would need a presidential signature before becoming law. For them, it is a back-door reintroduction of last year’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was … Continue reading

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Disappointed by Pope, Ugandan activists remain hopeful

Pope Francis has avoided talking about homophobia during his trip to Africa, despite urgent pleas that he rein in the un-Christian hatred that many of his followers and other Christians display for LGBT people. But Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) “still … Continue reading

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Outbreak of anti-LGBTI attacks in Uganda

A recent upsurge in violence is targeting LGBTI people in Uganda.  The legal aid organization HRAPF (the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum) reported: HRAPF notes with concern that there are ongoing homophobic attacks against LGBTI persons. So far, five people … Continue reading

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