DeRay Mckesson
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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.

Uganda’s beleaguered LGBT community continues to raise its voice — and visibility — with the new edition of the country’s first magazine created by and for queer Ugandans.

March 31 2016 7:13 PM

An activist reflects on how she and her fellow human rights defenders are winning the battle in a place once called the most homophobic nation on earth. 

February 16 2016 6:17 AM

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
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