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.
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.

How to Support LGBT People Around the World

How to Support LGBT People Around the World

Uganda criminalizes being gay and Thailand shames it. What can you do to help?

UK Grants Reprieve to Ugandan Lesbian Facing Deportation

U.K. Won't Deport Ugandan Lesbian — Yet 

The British Home Office announced this week it has put a hold on deportation proceedings for Ugandan lesbian Harriet Nakigudde, as the office considers her request for political asylum.

Uganda's Antigay Foreign Minister Appointed U.N. General Assembly President

It's Official: Uganda's Antigay Minister Named U.N. President

Uganda's virulently antigay foreign minister will take office in September.

Will The UN Appoint This Antigay Ugandan as Its President?
June 11 2014 1:10 PM ET

The U.N. Is About to Appoint This Antigay Ugandan President

On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly is set to elect Uganda's foreign minister as president. LGBT advocates say that spells bad news for the international body.

Ugandan Gov't Investigates Refugee Nonprofit for 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Ugandan Gov't Investigates Nonprofit for 'Promoting Homosexuality'

The investigation prompted false reports of the closure of the Refugee Law Project, based at Uganda's Makere University.

Lesbian Asylum-Seeker Faces Deportation From U.K. to Uganda

Lesbian Asylum-Seeker Faces Deportation From U.K. to Uganda

Aidah Asaba has been told to prepare for deportation Saturday to a nation with a virulently homophobic climate, but activists are pleading her case in a variety of ways.

Tenfold Spike in Anti-LGBT Attacks in Uganda Since Antigay Law's Passage

REPORT: Tenfold Spike in Anti-LGBT Attacks in Uganda

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

Trial Delayed for LGBT Ugandans as Activists Picket President in London

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

Prominent Ugandan Activist Seeks U.S. Asylum

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.'

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