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.
Tenfold Spike in Anti-LGBT Attacks in Uganda Since Antigay Law's Passage
May 12 2014 4:35 PM ET

REPORT: Tenfold Spike in Anti-LGBT Attacks in Uganda

Sunnivie Brydum

Sexual Minorities Uganda reports more than 160 incidents of violence and harassment against Ugandans perceived to be LGBTI since the nation's parliament ratified the Anti-Homosexuality Act six months ago.

Trial Delayed for LGBT Ugandans as Activists Picket President in London
May 08 2014 8:31 PM ET

Trial Delayed for LGBT Ugandans as Activists Picket President in London

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT Ugandans and allies staged a protest outside a London hotel where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking, while the first LGBT people to face formal charges for gay sex were granted bail.

Prominent Ugandan Activist Requests U.S. Asylum, Citing 'Jail the Gays' Law
May 07 2014 4:22 PM ET

Prominent Ugandan Activist Seeks U.S. Asylum

Sunnivie Brydum

John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent LGBT activist in Uganda, has decided to seek asylum in the U.S., explaining that he would be 'of no use to my community in jail.'

First LGBT Ugandans to Face Trial for 'Sex Against the Order of Nature'
May 06 2014 5:17 PM ET

First LGBT Ugandans to Face Trial for Gay Sex

Sunnivie Brydum

Two LGBT Ugandans will face a first-of-its-kind trial for violating a colonial-era penal code that prohibits 'carnal knowledge against the order of nature.'

New Ugandan Law to Crack Down on NGOs 'Promoting Bad Homosexuality'
April 29 2014 5:10 PM ET

New Ugandan Law to Crack Down on NGOs 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Anti-Homosexuality Act allows for the imprisonment of leaders of nongovernmental agencies that work with the LGBT community, but a new law could make punishments even harsher.

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol
April 28 2014 4:08 PM ET

GOP Pol: God 'Appalled' by U.S. Opposition to Ugandan Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

Uganda's Tallest Peak Now Topped With Rainbow Flag
April 25 2014 4:08 PM ET

Uganda's Tallest Peak Now Topped With Rainbow Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

A California businessman used his vacation in Uganda to plant an LGBT pride flag atop the country's highest mountain.

Health Care Workers Must Out LGBT Ugandans, According to New Guidelines
April 24 2014 3:30 PM ET

Health Care Workers Must Out LGBT Ugandans

Sunnivie Brydum

The recently revised draft guidelines for Ugandan health workers who may encounter LGBT people essentially requires those health care workers to out LGBT Ugandans.

World Bank May Grant Uganda $90 Million Health Care Loan
April 23 2014 3:40 PM ET

World Bank May Grant Uganda $90 Million Health Care Loan

Sunnivie Brydum

A new report argues that Uganda's antigay laws shouldn't necessarily impact a substantial healthcare loan from the World Bank.

Activists Seek Funds to Flee Violent Homophobia in Uganda
April 17 2014 7:42 PM ET

Activists Seek Funds to Flee Uganda

Sunnivie Brydum

After multiple police raids, LGBT and HIV activists are looking to escape from Uganda's oppressive, violent, and state-sanctioned homophobia.

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