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.

The Anti-Homosexuality Act allows for the imprisonment of leaders of nongovernmental agencies that work with the LGBT community, but a new law could make punishments even harsher.

April 29 2014 5:10 PM

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

April 28 2014 4:08 PM

A California businessman used his vacation in Uganda to plant an LGBT pride flag atop the country's highest mountain.

4:08 PM

The recently revised draft guidelines for Ugandan health workers who may encounter LGBT people essentially requires those health care workers to out LGBT Ugandans.

April 24 2014 3:30 PM

A new report argues that Uganda's antigay laws shouldn't necessarily impact a substantial healthcare loan from the World Bank.

April 23 2014 3:40 PM

After multiple police raids, LGBT and HIV activists are looking to escape from Uganda's oppressive, violent, and state-sanctioned homophobia.

April 17 2014 7:42 PM

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.

April 08 2014 4:16 PM