DeRay Mckesson
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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.

Bombastic magazine is part of an activist-led campaign to end violence against LGBTI Ugandans by sharing the stories of those who call the east African nation home.

February 11 2015 6:00 PM

Writer and photographer David Robinson on how a trans Ugandan embarked on a journey to embrace herself and change the world.

February 02 2015 12:15 PM

This year saw some steps forward on global LGBT human rights, but many victories came in the form of harm reduction rather than 'clean' wins.

December 29 2014 4:35 AM

E.U. member nations may no longer require sexuality "tests" for asylum seekers claiming that they are LGBT and face persecution at home.

December 03 2014 1:38 PM

Recalling a promise made by another parliamentarian in 2012, a Ugandan legislator says the nation will get a new 'jail the gays' act just in time for Christmas.

November 26 2014 6:58 PM

Two Ugandan LGBT rights advocates, one whose criminal charges for sodomy were just dismissed, say their fellow Ugandans can become more accepting.

November 02 2014 5:06 PM

Despite the repeal of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, John "Longjones" Wambere and U.S. officials feel his home country isn't a safe place for LGBT people — especially for activists, such as he, who have been evicted and threatened with violence.

September 21 2014 4:19 PM
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