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.
WATCH: LGBT Ugandans In Hiding, Suicidal Following 'Jail the Gays' Law
April 08 2014 3:16 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Ugandans In Hiding, Suicidal After 'Jail the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

Since President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act into law in February, LGBT Ugandans are living in fear — going into hiding and even contemplating suicide, say activists on the ground.

WATCH: Ugandan President Leads 5-Hour Parade Celebrating 'Jail the Gays' Law
April 01 2014 1:17 PM ET

Ugandan Pres. Leads Parade Celebrating Antigay Law

Sunnivie Brydum

'I am now mobilized to fight this war' against homosexuality, said Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

U.S. Formally Responds to Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Law
March 24 2014 1:20 PM ET

U.S. Formally Responds to Uganda's 'Jail The Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The Obama administration named nearly $10 million in aid cuts to the Ugandan government in response to enacting the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act.

WATCH: U.S. to Send Homosexuality 'Experts' to Uganda
March 19 2014 3:23 PM ET

WATCH: U.S. to Send Homosexuality 'Experts' to Uganda

Sunnivie Brydum

Rachel Maddow calls the Obama administration's plan to send American experts to Uganda a new kind of experiment in 'real science and real diplomacy.'

U.S. Suspends Part of Health Aid to Uganda Over 'Jail the Gays' Law
March 14 2014 1:20 PM ET

U.S. Suspends Health Aid to Uganda Over 'Jail the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a suspension of some of its annual $3.9 million in health care aid usually given to the East African country.

Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court
March 11 2014 1:12 PM ET March 11 2014 4:11 PM ET

Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court

Sunnivie Brydum

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act just received its first constitutional challenge, while activists also filed a separate suit hoping to put a stop to the now-common practice of tabloids outing Ugandans suspected of being LGBT.

Op-ed: Uganda's Top Tabloid Isn't News, It's a Hit List
March 11 2014 11:50 AM ET

Op-ed: Uganda's Top Tabloid Isn't News, It's a Hit List

Michelle Garcia

Uganda's tabloid rag, the Red Pepper, not only puts people's lives in danger, but it steals the materials to do so.

As Aid Cuts Continue, Ugandan Officials Not Concerned
March 07 2014 6:57 PM ET

As Aid Cuts Continue, Ugandan Officials Not Concerned

Sunnivie Brydum

A Ugandan journalist sums up the response of Ugandan officials to news that more than $115 million in international aid will be diverted from the East African government in response to its passage of draconian anti-LGBT legislation.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think
March 07 2014 3:20 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Landlord Cites 'Jail the Gays' Law
March 05 2014 4:25 PM ET

Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Citing 'Jail the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

In a handwritten note, the landlord admits that the tenant is a 'wonderful woman,' but says she is 'depraved' for being a lesbian.

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