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.

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

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.

May 11 2015 5:34 PM

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.

March 22 2015 5:19 PM

Prominent Ugandan LGBT rights leader Frank Mugisha has made a call to action for footballers, entertainers, and other celebrities.

March 19 2015 6:01 AM

An LGBT magazine launches in the most hostile of climates: Uganda.

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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.

February 11 2015 6:00 PM

Writer and photographer David Robinson on how a trans Ugandan embarked on a journey to embrace herself and change the world.

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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.

December 29 2014 4:35 AM

E.U. member nations may no longer require sexuality "tests" for asylum seekers claiming that they are LGBT and face persecution at home.

December 03 2014 1:38 PM

Recalling a promise made by another parliamentarian in 2012, a Ugandan legislator says the nation will get a new 'jail the gays' act just in time for Christmas.

November 26 2014 6:58 PM