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.
Ugandan Presidential Candidate Comes Out Against Homophobia

Ugandan Presidential Candidate Comes Out Against Homophobia

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

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

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

Meet the Ugandan Lesbian Fighting for LGBT Equality

What It's Like Growing Up Lesbian in Uganda

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.

WATCH: Ugandan Trans Man Emotionally Accepts GLAAD Award

WATCH: Ugandan Trans Man Emotionally Accepts GLAAD Award

Pepe Julian Onziema's in-depth interview on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode on Saturday.

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.

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