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.
Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court
March 11 2014 5:11 PM ET

Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act just received its first constitutional challenge, while activists also filed a separate suit hoping to put a stop to the now-common practice of tabloids outing Ugandans suspected of being LGBT.

Op-ed: Uganda's Top Tabloid Isn't News, It's a Hit List

Op-ed: Uganda's Top Tabloid Isn't News, It's a Hit List

Uganda's tabloid rag, the Red Pepper, not only puts people's lives in danger, but it steals the materials to do so.

As Aid Cuts Continue, Ugandan Officials Not Concerned

As Aid Cuts Continue, Ugandan Officials Not Concerned

A Ugandan journalist sums up the response of Ugandan officials to news that more than $115 million in international aid will be diverted from the East African government in response to its passage of draconian anti-LGBT legislation.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

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.

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