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: Step Into an Illegal Gay Wedding in Uganda
August 19 2014 6:01 PM ET

WATCH: Step Into an Illegal Gay Wedding in Uganda

Thom Senzee

Before Uganda's draconian antigay law was overturned earlier this month, a brave same-sex couple wed in a covert ceremony near Kampala.

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?
August 14 2014 6:29 PM ET

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?

Thom Senzee

Apparently hoping to skirt international critique while also appeasing rabidly antigay lawmakers in his own party, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is walking a fine line. 

Rights Groups in 'Recon' Mode Following U.S.-Africa Summit
August 13 2014 5:30 AM ET

Was the U.S.-Africa Summit a Bust for LGBT Equality?

Thom Senzee

After failing to win a seat at the table inside the summit, HRC and Human Rights First are sizing up the potential impact on the lives of LGBTs from the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Uganda Pride Sends Message: Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It
August 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It

Thom Senzee

Six months after President Yoweri Museveni signs a draconian antigay bill into law, and less than two weeks after that law was overturned, (invitation-only) Uganda Pride goes off without a hitch.

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down
August 08 2014 3:30 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

Trudy Ring

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On
August 06 2014 3:31 PM ET

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda, LGBT activists are determined to celebrate their Pride Saturday.

BREAKING: Ugandan Court Throws Out 'Jail The Gays' Law
August 01 2014 12:02 PM ET August 01 2014 3:24 PM ET

Uganda: Activists Elated by Judge's Ruling on 'Jail The Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

40 Under 40: Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Ugandans Who Can't Speak Out
July 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Silenced Ugandans

Thom Senzee

The Fighters: Frank Mugisha faces a violently homophobic society, but he works tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT Ugandans.

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law?
July 30 2014 5:12 PM ET

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law? 

Thom Senzee and Sunnivie Brydum

The first two days of a court hearing regarding the constitutionality of Uganda's draconian antigay law have activists hoping change is near.

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened by Antigay Law
July 29 2014 11:49 AM ET

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened

Thom Senzee

Ironically, the same Ugandan police forces expressing willingness to help male victims of rape overcome stigma have been accused as perpetrators of assault against LGBT Ugandans.

Petition Urges Obama: Disinvite Uganda's Antigay President
July 23 2014 3:20 PM ET

Should Obama Host Uganda’s Antigay President at Summit?

Thom Senzee

LGBT ally Milton Allimadi's Change.org petition calls on the U.S. president to exclude Museveni for homophobic remarks, alleged war crimes, and signing Uganda's draconian antigay law.

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