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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.

The extremist's export of hate to Uganda has cost him a lot of money — and may bankrupt his ministry.

January 05 2016 3:02 PM

The project began as a fundraising effort but is now an off-Broadway show that has been reviewed in The New York Times.

December 03 2015 12:46 PM

Activist Frank Mugisha is asking Pope Francis to address LGBT issues during his visit to the African nation.

November 27 2015 1:13 PM

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
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