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.

Groups working on behalf of LGBT Ugandans say the bill is targeting them.

November 26 2015 3:06 PM

LGBT people across Uganda are calling on Pope Francis to address the country's rampant homophobia and to call for tolerance and acceptance.

November 23 2015 9:27 AM

Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for LGBT rights, has his first meeting at the Vatican, seeking to form a partnership to fight violence and discrimination around the world.

November 12 2015 5:52 PM

Like fetish stars before him, Patrick Smith isn't content to simply be a sex symbol.

September 15 2015 4:00 AM

Far from the capital of Kampala, a small group of Ugandans enjoy a day without prejudice.

August 09 2015 1:43 PM

In the fiercely homophobic country, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi offers hope.

July 22 2015 5:41 PM

A leading Ugandan activist fighting for LGBT rights takes a powerful stance on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition.

June 07 2015 5:00 AM

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is one of Uganda's most prominent LGBT activists. In this excerpt from a 2013 Advocate photo-essay, she reflects on her experience as an out lesbian in her homeland.

June 07 2015 4:59 AM