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.
Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Landlord Cites 'Jail the Gays' Law

Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Citing 'Jail the Gays' Law

In a handwritten note, the landlord admits that the tenant is a 'wonderful woman,' but says she is 'depraved' for being a lesbian.

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law.

Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Author Says Massive Aid Cuts 'Worth It'

Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Author: Massive Aid Cuts 'Worth It'

Ugandan Parliament member David Bahati said despite losing more than $115 million in international aid because the country's draconian 'anti-homosexuality' law, the price is worth it to protect African morality.

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

A U.S. Jesuit magazine has published an editorial taking to task Catholics who support draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, Whoopi Goldberg condemned Uganda's and Nigeria's laws that allow LGBT people to be rounded up and criminally punished.

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President

Secretary of State John Kerry hopped on the phone with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law

The $90 million loan was expected to be approved Friday, but it has now been put off indefinitely.

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Enacting Antigay Law

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Antigay Law Enacted

Uganda's currency value starts to dip as Western countries pull aid to the country over its homophobic, deadly law.

LGBT Ugandans Attacked as Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'

LGBT Ugandan Killed After Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'

At least one Ugandan suspected of being gay has been killed just one day after the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was signed into law and a tabloid published the names of 'Uganda's Top 200 Homos.'

Kerry Threatens Aid Cuts Over Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Law

Kerry Threatens Aid Cuts Over Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Law

After weeks of flip-flopping, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that imposes lifetime prison sentences for many LGBT people.

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