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The hazardous state of LGBT rights in many parts of the world was illustrated last month when Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda's viciously homophobic ... The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 was blocked in court on a technicality, but the campaign for the bill stirred up violence that caused many LGBT ...
Gay rights activists are celebrating after a Kenyan court ruled that subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal testing was illegal. The landmark case marked a significant shift in sexual minority rights in the country, which activists hope will eventually lead to decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya and ...

There is a global trend towards decriminalising homosexual acts, but some countries, like Nigeria and Uganda, have imposed stricter laws. ... But in many socially conservative and religious countries in Africa, where homosexuality is a taboo, there has been resistance to calls to decriminalise same-sex ...
Museveni is known for holding extreme homophobic views and has introduced some of the harshest anti-LGBT laws in Uganda since taking charge of the country more than three decades ago. But in his latest speech he took aim at 'wrong' sexual practices as part of a campaign to criminalise them. 'Let me ...
The motion commending Kadaga for upholding and protecting Uganda's cultural values was moved by Nsaba Buturo the Bufumbira East MP and seconded ... Commending the junior finance minister David Bahati (Ndorwa West) for sponsoring the private member's anti-homosexuality bill in 2009, Anywar ...
This is due to Uganda's harsh anti-LGBT legislation, which criminalises homosexuality and trans folk alike. Interestingly, shortly after a round of anti-LGBT legislation was passed in Uganda in 2014, Norway and Denmark opted to cut aid to the country, while Iceland's Foreign Minister at the time, Gunnar ...

WATCH ABOVE: An Edmonton woman is asking the federal government to reconsider its decision to deport her based on the fact she is a lesbian and her home country of Uganda views homosexuality as illegal. Julia Wong reports.
Yesterday members of Uganda's Parliament called for legislation akin to the failed Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014. Beginning in 2009, Uganda had the world's ... A slightly modified bill finally passed in 2013 only to be struck down by a Ugandan court in 2014. In protest, nations around the globe cut off aid to ...
Politicians in Uganda's Federal Parliament have pushed for the country to reintroduce anti-homosexuality laws. Scores of MPs lined up to condemn ... Ugandan MPs used the motion commending Kadaga as an opportunity to speak out against homosexuality. Nsaba Buturo, who introduced the motion, ...
In December 2013, Ugandan parliament passed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, making it legal to imprison people for life for what was deemed “aggravated homosexuality”—defined as someone with HIV engaging in homosexual acts, sex with a minor or repeated offences of homosexuality.
I knew, for example, that in 2014 the Ugandan government attempted to bring in an Anti-Homosexuality Act, overturned only on a technicality. At the conference I learned that the ... Uganda has a very liberal constitution, but this is not the lived reality for Ugandan LGBTQ people. There are huge regional ...
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) Kenya's High Court began hearing a case that may decriminalize homosexuality. It's a significant step in East Africa, where homosexuality is illegal in almost every country in the region and in 38 countries in total across the continent, according to Amnesty International. "The fact that ...
Rupert Everett on Saturday applauded recent gains in gay rights and tolerance, but warned oppression of LGBQT communities remains rampant elsewhere worldwide. "In our world, it's great to be homosexual now. But in lots of other worlds, it's really disastrous to be homosexual — in Russia, in Uganda," ...
Egypt is in talks to criminalise homosexuality; Turkey has banned all gay events; Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Nigeria… they are all cracking down on LGBT+ activists. Seventy-two other countries imprison, torture, behead and hang LGBT+ people every day. An estimated 170 million people are currently ...
In 2011, a Ugandan woman then running for a seat in the country's Parliament told me the same story as evidence that homosexuality had been ... Her primary focus is the post-Cold War period when Ugandans helped the U.S. fight its so-called War on Terror in Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, elsewhere on the ...
Homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda, but this new law entailed an unprecedented series of harsh punishments for being openly homosexual and also ... Others allege that many of the fervent anti-gay laws are in fact reactions by African leaders to pressure from the U.S. to embrace gay rights.
In 2011, a Ugandan woman then running for a seat in the country's Parliament told me the same story as evidence that homosexuality had been practiced without punishment in Uganda prior to colonization by the puritanical British. She didn't mention memories of the brutal young Kabaka as a cause of the ...

It is now seven years since homophobes killed Ugandan gay hero David Kato in cold blood. They murdered him just a few ... aspects of its colonial legacy. Indeed, many of us LGBTI Ugandans believe David Kato would still be alive today if it wasn't for the sodomy laws that Britain introduced to our country.
In what is clearly a well coordinated effort, the fight to legalise homosexuality in Kenya appears on course. At the forefront of this battle is one Eric ... It was also used as an authority in Uganda by SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda) who had gone to court to seek registration. In other words, our courts are ...
However, in 2012, Museveni acknowledged the enduring existence of homosexuals in Uganda, only to, two short years and a looming election later, push through a severe anti-homosexuality bill that drew global condemnation. As Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi astutely observed in a 2015 piece for ...
Nigeria is one of the countries where it is illegal to be homosexual, with LGB people facing up to 10 years in jail under the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. Elsewhere, the nationalities with the highest proportion of total claims that were based onsexual orientation were Uganda (67%) – a country ...
“The LGBT Film Festival in Uganda which started yesterday has been raided by the Uganda police. The organizers advise all our members not to go to any of the secret venues because it's riskier at this time because the people who informed police about our secret venues are members of Ugandan LGBT ...
In 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a "crimes against humanity" lawsuit against the pastor on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda for Lively's reported actions in Uganda in support of a controversial law criminalizing homosexuality in that country. U.S District Court Judge Michael A. Ponsor ...
Uganda is one of more than 30 African nations with anti-homosexuality laws. Just being gay is illegal and can send you to prison for seven years. It's also a crime to advocate for gay causes or to fail to report a gay person to authorities. Activism around gay rights or gay causes is a dangerous and ...
Uganda is one of more than 30 African nations with anti-homosexuality laws. Just being gay is illegal and can ... Despite those risks, Wobiliya and Kimuli were driven to put their names and faces to the cause in hopes of saving the lives of gay Ugandans who were dying from AIDS. “Activism is like a spirit,” ...
“Cardboard Piano” is set in Uganda; it depicts the violence and ugliness of ... against what they called “aggravated homosexuality,” punishable by death. ... There's the Uganda-gay rights issue, which could be a play by itself.
... Evangelicals to Host Global Conference to Discuss Homosexuality, ... Ethiopia, Uganda, Swaziland, Ghana, Namibia, Zambia,Cameroon and ...
Uganda, Africa is hellacious for LGBTQ people. In addition to signing a (thankfully invalidated) 2014 law punishing “aggravated homosexuality” ...
To keep the gays at bay, they claimed, Uganda needed stricter punishments. ... state of gay rights in the country skyrocketed, generating opportunities and .... Before Lively and his Ugandan counterparts brought homosexuality into the ... “In a family, to have a homosexual is a curse,” Javan tells me, using air ...
Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to ...
Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in ... “But as per now the law is still active and [homosexuality] is considered an offence under Section 145 of the Penal Code which criminalises having ...
Uganda police forces aren't exactly known for being LGBTQ-friendly. ... forced anal exams to “prove” people's suspected homosexuality and ...
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and police have often blocked ... to point out that its objectives aren't to promote homosexual practises.
In Uganda, homosexuality is a crime. In 2014, the country passed an anti-gay law that carries a life sentence for anyone caught being a ...
South Africa Based Ugandan Businessman Medard Mugarura Busted ... He keeps a low profile both in South Africa and whenever he flies in Uganda. ... South African and Ugandan based organizations and individuals promoting gay rights. ... Chris is said to be a vocal advocate of homosexuality rights and ...
Their crime: being lesbians in Uganda, a country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by life imprisonment. The pair almost died ...
A 23-year-old Ugandan lesbian, identified in the media only as L., ... Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, a throwback to British colonial era ...
After their release the pair fled to Uganda's capital, Kampala, where they ... in an effort to “cure” her homosexuality by impregnating her. ... Articles and headlines in Ugandan tabloid newspaper Red Pepper, in Kampala, Uganda, ... From there, she was sent to Kenya, where Ugandans are allowed to live ...
Mutua is known as a moral crusader in Kenya and has banned television shows for purportedly promoting homosexuality and criticized lewd ...
The Isla lawyers – two from South Africa, one from Uganda – were ... There has been a crackdown on homosexuality in Tanzania over the past ...
She's a straight woman in Uganda who has made it her mission to stop the type of ... gay and in several, including Somalia and South Sudan, homosexuality is punishable by death. ... How did you become interested in fighting for gay rights? ... Adong: There are a number of Ugandans who are openly gay.
"We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock –they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine ...
Recently, 12 human rights activists, including South Africans, were imprisoned in Tanzania for allegedly "promoting homosexuality" even though they were simply advocating against Tanzania's plans to close HIV centres. This resulted in an outcry from various activists and Africans demanding the 12 ...
To keep the gays at bay, they claimed, Uganda needed stricter punishments. ... state of gay rights in the country skyrocketed, generating opportunities and .... Before Lively and his Ugandan counterparts brought homosexuality into the ... “In a family, to have a homosexual is a curse,” Javan tells me, using air ...
Crazed Ugandan politicians throw punches, chairs in parliament ... Ugly scenes have broken out in Uganda's parliament after a heated debate on ... having passed controversial anti-homosexuality legislation in 2014 and ...
Archbishops Nicholas Okoh of Nigeria, Stanley Ntagali of Uganda and ... In our day also there is broken fellowship, over homosexual practice, ...
Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, a police official said ...
Uganda wants to be a middle-income country by 2020. ... It's positive, but the same report found the biggest challenge for Ugandan entrepreneurship was to ensure the ... The obsessive legislating to control how Ugandans conduct their ... like the Anti-Homosexuality debate and law emboldened those who ...
Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has joined his ... Homosexuality in Uganda is an offence punishable by life imprisonment.
St. Mark's Presbyterian shows film on missionaries and homosexuality in ... Loves Uganda" in two-parts from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays Sept.


 

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