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.
40 Under 40: Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Ugandans Who Can't Speak Out

Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Silenced Ugandans

The Fighters: Frank Mugisha faces a violently homophobic society, but he works tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT Ugandans.

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law?

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law? 

The first two days of a court hearing regarding the constitutionality of Uganda's draconian antigay law have activists hoping change is near.

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened by Antigay Law

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened

Ironically, the same Ugandan police forces expressing willingness to help male victims of rape overcome stigma have been accused as perpetrators of assault against LGBT Ugandans.

Petition Urges Obama: Disinvite Uganda's Antigay President

Should Obama Host Uganda’s Antigay President at Summit?

LGBT ally Milton Allimadi's Change.org petition calls on the U.S. president to exclude Museveni for homophobic remarks, alleged war crimes, and signing Uganda's draconian antigay law.

Uganda: Students Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Uganda: Students Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality'

A teacher, two businessman, and two students have been taken by police for allegedly violating Uganda's draconian new Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Uganda Claims 'Jail the Gays' Law Not Meant to Punish Gays

Uganda Claims 'Jail the Gays' Law Not Meant to Punish Gays

The draconian legislation is just intended to curb the 'open promotion of homosexuality,' in the interest of protecting children, claims the Ugandan government.

Activists: Hundreds of LGBT Refugees Have Fled Uganda

Activists: Hundreds of LGBT Refugees Fleeing Uganda

A Kenyan activist, Ugandan asylum-seeker, and the American Jewish World Service hope to raise awareness about east Africa's beleaguered LGBT community, even as hundreds reportedly flee Uganda.

Uganda Lashes Out at U.S. Sanctions; Will Hurt 'Most Vulnerable'

Uganda Lashes Out at U.S. Sanctions

Admonitions from Kampala follow last week's news of fresh U.S. sanctions, including the loss of millions in funding for a new health institute and visa denials. 

U.S. Ratchets Up Response to Uganda Antigay Law
June 23 2014 8:25 PM ET

U.S. Ratchets Up Response to Uganda's Antigay Law

The White House announced that the State Department will prevent some Ugandan officials from entering the U.S., and cut or redirect funds from Uganda's aid package.

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