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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.
Antigay Ugandan Politicians Double Down as World Outrage Increases

Uganda's Politicians Double Down as World Outrage Spreads

As the world waits for President Yoweri Museveni to sign the hateful Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, activists in Uganda and around the world are mobilizing.

Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law

Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law

The president releases a statement saying that signing the bill "will mark a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights.”

Watch: Lawmakers Cheer As Ugandan President Declares War on Homosexuals

WATCH: Ugandan President Cheered for War on Homosexuals

The lawmaker will sign an anti-homosexuality bill that mandates sentences — including life in prison — for those accused of either having sex with members of their own gender, not reporting LGBT people to authorities, or supporting LGBT people or civil rights.

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Reports coming from Uganda indicate that President Yoweri Museveni is ready to sign the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest Against Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Bill

PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest Against Uganda's Antigay Bill

From Iceland to Ireland, and Topeka, Kan., to Washington, D.C., activists around the world stood in solidarity Monday with LGBT Ugandans fighting to defeat a bill that would criminalize their very existence.

Ugandan 'Scientists' Claim Gays Are 'Made, Not Born'

Ugandan 'Scientists' Claim Gays Are 'Made, Not Born'

A team of antigay lawmakers 'with medical backgrounds' have prepared a report for Uganda's president that claims to have scientific evidence that homosexuality is 'culturally acquired' and curable.

Op-ed: Wanting to Hold Hands in Uganda

Op-ed: Wanting to Hold Hands in Uganda

A lesbian couple went to Uganda to understand what gay life is truly like.

Ugandan President Will Only Sign Antigay Bill If Science Proves It's A Choice

Ugandan President Will Sign Antigay Bill if Science Proves It's A Choice

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said he will only sign the country's 'pAnti-Homosexuality Bill'p if scientists can prove that gay people are not born that way

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out

Prize-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina came out as gay over the weekend.

Ugandan President Hasn't Signed Bill Jailing 'Abnormal' Gays

Ugandan President Didn't Sign Bill Jailing 'Abnormal' Gays

President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill at this point but still said that gay people are 'abnormal.'

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Despite the county’s antigay laws, Uganda is among the countries racking up the greatest number of internet searches for gay pornography.

WATCH: Ugandan Prime Minister Says Gays Are 'Abnormal,' Like 'Mongols'

WATCH: Ugandan PM Says Gays Are 'Abnormal,' Like 'Mongols'

Although the prime minister used derogatory words to refer to and equate gay people and the mentally handicapped, he was actually calling for marginal tolerance.

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