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

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

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

Ugandan Pres. Leads Parade Celebrating Antigay Law

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5:11 PM ET

Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court

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

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

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

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