Tag Archives: Uganda

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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End anti-LGBTI religious bias, London Pride marchers say

The London Pride 2016 march was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim; Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the U.K.; and other dignitaries and celebrities. A group of African gay people living in the United Kingdom marched in London … Continue reading

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Sodom, Gomorrah and 2 faiths’ fear of same-sex love

Pernicious traditional interpretations of the Biblical and Quranic story of Sodom and Gomorrah underlie much of the world’s homophobia. Brian Whitaker, former Middle East editor of the Guardian, gives a brief explanation in the valuable Guardian article “Everything you need … Continue reading

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Police blame the victim in Uganda break-in

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” says Ugandan legal activist Adrian Jjuuko about allegations from Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga that members of Jjuuko’s team set up a May 22 break-in and murder at the organization’s headquarters. Dozens of … Continue reading

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Abusive anal exams get a thumbs-up from Kenyan judge

A judge in eastern Kenya has rejected a challenge to the legality of anal exams, even though they are widely understood to be abusive and ineffective as a means of proving or disproving allegations of homosexual activity. Today’s ruling by … Continue reading

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Appeal to Uganda: Stop break-ins that target advocates

Thirty-one international human rights organizations have written to Uganda’s Inspector General of Police, calling for an end to the passive police response to a series of recent break-ins and one murder at Ugandan advocacy organizations. The non-governmental organizations urged police … Continue reading

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