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.
Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Effeminate Russian Gays
November 20 2013 4:33 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 6:45 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.

European Court Declares Gays Can Seek Asylum in EU
November 09 2013 7:00 AM ET

European Court Declares Gays Can Seek Asylum in EU

Sunnivie Brydum

The European Court of Justice declared that sexual orientation is a fundamental characteristic for which many people in nations around the world are persecuted, and can now seek asylum in the European Union.

Does God Love Uganda?
October 22 2013 5:00 AM ET December 06 2013 12:26 PM ET

Why God Loves Uganda Should Win That Oscar

Trudy Ring

A new documentary explores the American connection to the virulently homophobic climate in Uganda, and is now on the short list to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.

WATCH Ugandan LGBT Group Gets Its Day in US Court
January 09 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: Ugandan LGBT Group Gets Its Day in U.S. Court

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge in Springfield, Mass., heard opening arguments Monday in Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively, the first case of its kind, which seeks to hold an American evangelical responsible for conspiring with religious and government officials to persecute LGBT people in Uganda.

LGBT Ugandans File Suit Against Antigay American Pastor Scott Lively
January 04 2013 7:32 PM ET

LGBT Ugandans File Suit Against Antigay American Pastor

Sunnivie Brydum

The first case of its kind, Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively seeks to hold the antigay American pastor responsible for his persecution of LGBT people in Uganda.

Ugandan Leader Says Antigay Bill Will Pass This Year
November 12 2012 11:17 AM ET

Ugandan Leader Says Antigay Bill Will Pass This Year

Julie Bolcer

Rebecca Kadaga, the speaker of Parliament, said lawmakers would pass the legislation before 2012 ends as “a Christmas gift” for antigay Christian activists.

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