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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.

21 U.S. Reps. condemn Uganda's 'draconian' anti-LGBTQ+ law: 'State-sponsored violence'

Reps. Mark Takano and Joyce Beatty have led the effort to introduce a resolution to condemn Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, "one of the harshest anti-LGBTQI+ laws the world has seen."

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

Gay lawmaker demands to know extent of U.S. Christian group's ties to Uganda's deadly antigay law

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, sent a pointed letter to the Fellowship Foundation, the right-wing group also known as the Family.

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act must be stopped. Now.

Even with certain restrictions against government leadership and international aid, more must be done to prevent Uganda's anti-LGBTQ+ law and the harm it will inflict on queer people, writes the Williams Institute's Ari Shaw.

Ugandan activist suffers horrific wounds in suspected anti-LGBTQ+ knife attack

Steven Kabuye blames political leaders for scapegoating the LGBTQ+ community with potentially deadly consequences.

Two Men Arrested in Uganda After Peeping Tom Videotapes Rendezvous

The student allegedly heard “funny screaming sounds” and quickly began recording the alleged sexual encounter.

First Man Faces Death Penalty for 'Aggravated Homosexuality' in Uganda

Four others have been arrested under the new law passed in May.

31 Places Where Showing LGBTQ+ Pride Is Illegal

There are more than 60 places in the world where it’s illegal to be gay.

Ted Cruz Attacked by Conservative Pundits for Opposing Uganda’s Antigay Law

The Texas Republican had a rare moment of moral clarity, but was quickly called to task by his fellow conservatives.

Biden, Blinken, and More Condemn Uganda's Horrific Anti-Homosexuality Act

Sanctions against the nation are possible, President Joe Biden said.

Uganda's President Signs One of the World’s Harshest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Into Law

Uganda’s longtime president has already faced extensive criticism from Western governments, including the U.S., over the legislation.

Uganda Passes Deadly Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

The bill calls for lifetime prison sentences and the death penalty for same-sex sexual relations.

Karine Jean-Pierre Condemns Anti-LGBTQ+ Moves in Florida and Uganda

The lesbian White House press secretary denounced proposals to expand Florida's "don't say gay" law and to impose the death penalty for homosexuality in Uganda.

Uganda Passes Law Criminalizing LGBTQ+ Identities

Same-sex relations are already illegal in the country.

Uganda Lawmakers Near Vote on Draconian Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

The east African nation’s leader had earlier described queer people as “deviations from nature.”

Ugandan LGBTQ+ Rights Organization Forced to Shut Down by Government

(CNN) Activists have called the shuttering of the group a "clear witch hunt" by Ugandan officials.

Ugandan Queer Men Freed on Bail After Mass Arrest

The nation continues to crack down on the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ Ugandans Arrested for Violating Social Distancing to Be Freed

Prosecutors agreed to withdraw the charges, and the men and women will be released after spending nearly 50 days in jail.

20 LGBTQ Ugandans Arrested for Allegedly Flouting Social Distancing

Police say the arrestees were violating social distancing orders, but an activist says they were targeted for their identity.

Ugandan Police Arrest 125 People During Raid of LGBTQ Bar

Most taken into custody at Ram raid face drug charges regarding a tobacco-related product, but activists note authorities only raided Kampala's sole LGBTQ hangout.