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.

Six months after President Yoweri Museveni signs a draconian antigay bill into law, and less than two weeks after that law was overturned, (invitation-only) Uganda Pride goes off without a hitch.

August 11 2014 7:00 AM

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

August 08 2014 3:30 PM

Despite the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda, LGBT activists are determined to celebrate their Pride Saturday.

August 06 2014 3:31 PM

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

August 01 2014 12:02 PM Updated

The Fighters: Frank Mugisha faces a violently homophobic society, but he works tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT Ugandans.

July 31 2014 5:00 AM

The first two days of a court hearing regarding the constitutionality of Uganda's draconian antigay law have activists hoping change is near.

July 30 2014 5:12 PM