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.
Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law
February 17 2014 3:03 PM ET

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

Diane Anderson-Minshall

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
February 17 2014 1:28 PM ET

WATCH: Ugandan President Cheered for War on Homosexuals

Diane Anderson-Minshall

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
February 14 2014 3:05 PM ET

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

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
February 11 2014 3:30 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 8:04 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 8:00 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 5:15 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 8:37 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 1:35 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 2:29 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 4:16 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 5:28 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.

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