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.

Ironically, the same Ugandan police forces expressing willingness to help male victims of rape overcome stigma have been accused as perpetrators of assault against LGBT Ugandans.

July 29 2014 11:49 AM

LGBT ally Milton Allimadi's petition calls on the U.S. president to exclude Museveni for homophobic remarks, alleged war crimes, and signing Uganda's draconian antigay law.

July 23 2014 3:20 PM

A teacher, two businessman, and two students have been taken by police for allegedly violating Uganda's draconian new Anti-Homosexuality Act.

July 10 2014 6:43 PM

The draconian legislation is just intended to curb the 'open promotion of homosexuality,' in the interest of protecting children, claims the Ugandan government.

July 07 2014 7:24 PM

A Kenyan activist, Ugandan asylum-seeker, and the American Jewish World Service hope to raise awareness about east Africa's beleaguered LGBT community, even as hundreds reportedly flee Uganda.

June 27 2014 3:24 PM

Admonitions from Kampala follow last week's news of fresh U.S. sanctions, including the loss of millions in funding for a new health institute and visa denials. 

June 23 2014 7:45 PM