Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is an East African nation and former British colony, which gained independence from the U.K. in 1962. Discover the latest news about Uganda, where ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ can be penalized by life imprisonment, according to the country’s penal code, a sodomy law that remains from the country’s colonial era. Learn about the ongoing struggle for LGBT rights in the republic, which has striven to enact harsher laws against gays and lesbians that includes punishments such as the death penalty.
WATCH: Ugandan Legislators Angry $205K Spent on P.R. in Wake of Jail-the-Gays Law

Ugandan Lawmakers Angry At Pricey P.R. Post-Antigay Law

It turns out there were other costs to Uganda's now-overturned antigay law in addition to the economic and military sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European countries last year.

WATCH: How Jay Z Can Change Antigay Attitudes in Uganda

WATCH: How Jay Z Can Change Antigay Attitudes in Uganda

Prominent Ugandan LGBT rights leader Frank Mugisha has made a call to action for footballers, entertainers, and other celebrities.

Uganda: Ink-Stained and Proud of It

Uganda: Ink-Stained and Proud of It

An LGBT magazine launches in the most hostile of climates: Uganda.

LGBT Ugandans Launch Magazine to Share 'Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Lives'

LGBT Ugandans Share 'Our Voices, Our Stories' in New Magazine

Bombastic magazine is part of an activist-led campaign to end violence against LGBTI Ugandans by sharing the stories of those who call the east African nation home.

Op-ed: The Fearless Pearl of Africa

Op-ed: The Fearless Pearl of Africa

Writer and photographer David Robinson on how a trans Ugandan embarked on a journey to embrace herself and change the world.

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

This year saw some steps forward on global LGBT human rights, but many victories came in the form of harm reduction rather than 'clean' wins.

E.U. Court Rules Against 'Gay Tests' for Asylum Seekers

E.U. Court Rules Against 'Gay Tests' for Asylum Seekers

E.U. member nations may no longer require sexuality "tests" for asylum seekers claiming that they are LGBT and face persecution at home.

Ugandan Lawmaker Promises Homophobia for the Holidays — Again

Ugandan Lawmaker Promises Homophobia for the Holidays

Recalling a promise made by another parliamentarian in 2012, a Ugandan legislator says the nation will get a new 'jail the gays' act just in time for Christmas.

WATCH: Sodomy Charges Dismissed as Activists Say Ugandans Not Really Homophobic

WATCH: Activists Say Ugandans Aren't Truly Homophobic

Two Ugandan LGBT rights advocates, one whose criminal charges for sodomy were just dismissed, say their fellow Ugandans can become more accepting.

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum

Despite the repeal of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, John "Longjones" Wambere and U.S. officials feel his home country isn't a safe place for LGBT people — especially for activists, such as he, who have been evicted and threatened with violence.

Syndicate content

AddThis

Quantcast