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.
Rights Groups in 'Recon' Mode Following U.S.-Africa Summit

Was the U.S.-Africa Summit a Bust for LGBT Equality?

After failing to win a seat at the table inside the summit, HRC and Human Rights First are sizing up the potential impact on the lives of LGBTs from the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Uganda Pride Sends Message: Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It

Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It

Six months after President Yoweri Museveni signs a draconian antigay bill into law, and less than two weeks after that law was overturned, (invitation-only) Uganda Pride goes off without a hitch.

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On

Despite the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda, LGBT activists are determined to celebrate their Pride Saturday.

BREAKING: Ugandan Court Throws Out 'Jail The Gays' Law
August 01 2014 3:24 PM ET

Uganda: Activists Elated by Judge's Ruling on 'Jail The Gays' Law

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

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.

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