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.
PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest Against Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Bill
February 11 2014 4:30 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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'
February 06 2014 9:04 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
January 31 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Wanting to Hold Hands in Uganda

Sam Mednick

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
January 27 2014 6:15 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
January 22 2014 9:37 PM ET

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out

Trudy Ring

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

Ugandan President Hasn't Signed Bill Jailing 'Abnormal' Gays
January 17 2014 2:35 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
January 16 2014 3:29 PM ET

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Jase Peeples

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'
January 07 2014 5:16 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Ugandan President 'Won't Rush' to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill
January 03 2014 6:28 PM ET

Ugandan President 'Won't Rush' to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said he won't be pressured to sign into law a bill that would mandate life imprisonment for LGBT people.

Ugandan LGBT Activists: 'We Have to Stay and Fight'
December 20 2013 9:57 PM ET

Ugandan LGBT Activists: 'We Have to Stay and Fight'

Sunnivie Brydum

After the Ugandan parliament abruptly passed a bill that imposes lifelong jail sentences for homosexuality, LGBT activists are determined to stay strong.

Ugandan Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill
December 20 2013 1:33 PM ET

Uganda Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The portion of the bill calling for the death penalty in some instances of homosexuality has reportedly been replaced with on providing for life imprisonment.

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Effeminate Russian Gays
November 20 2013 5:33 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Femme Russian Gays

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay American evangelical claims that Russia's violent crackdown on LGBT people is actually 'gay-on-gay' violence.

Gay Ugandan Activists Arrested, Detained Without Charge
November 14 2013 7:45 PM ET

Gay Ugandan Activists Arrested, Detained Without Charge

Sunnivie Brydum

A prominent LGBT activist in Uganda has been arrested and detained for more than 48 hours without being informed of the charges against him.

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