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Over half of the 120 occupants at a popular gay-friendly bar have been arrested and charged in the nation of Uganda. According to reports, approximately Sixty-seven individuals were arrested during a Sunday raid which included armed military personnel, on the bar Ram in Kampala. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), 53 people have since been

In an effort to help curb Uganda’s HIV transmission rates, Africa’s leading HIV experts have issued a joint statement urging the government to end the criminalisation of homosexuality.  The International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council Africa regional representatives which include, Serge Paul Eholié from Côte d’Ivoire, Keletso Makofane from Harvard University, James G. Hakim from

The Ugandan government is facing widespread criticism and pressure following the arrests of 16 LGBTI activists. Demanding that the charges against the 16 individuals be dropped, LGBTI rights groups and civil society groups in the nations highlight that the activists were arrested despite initially being promised ‘protection’ from the police.  In a joint statement, Sexual

More than 16 men have been arrested and tortured in Uganda following the latest wave of anti-LGBTI sentiment by the nation’s government. The men who are now facing charges of homosexuality are reported to be LGBTI rights activists and found themselves being arrested after calling the police themselves following being threatened by a mob in

Following global outrage and shock that Uganda was on the verge of implementing the death penalty for LGBTI citizens, a spokesperson has since claimed that the law is not supported by the Government. Ofwono Opondo P’Odel, who is the Executive Director of the Uganda Media Centre has now denied reports that a new anti-gay bill
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Ugandan has fled to Canada but his family's lives are still at risk A bisexual man is on the run because he believes his father is trying to have him murdered. Will, a 32-year-old from Uganda, flew over 7,000 miles to escape his father. His father allegedly believes he is a ‘cursed thing’ that must be wiped off the planet. His mother has told him his father has said he ‘must never have peace’ as long as he’s alive. Gay sex is illegal...
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'What the training is aimed at, is to teach our field officers to appreciate that minorities have rights that should be respected' Police in Uganda got sensitivity training to help protect the rights of LGBTI people, even though it is illegal to be gay there. Uganda is one of the worst countries in the world to be LGBTI, with some lawmakers wanting to introduce a ‘Kill the Gays’ bill. Police have often been the worst perpetrators of violence and persecution of Uganda’s...
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'LGBTIs are also humans' Young gay people are being forced onto the streets, starving and in need of shelter after being denied basic human needs in Kenya. These refugees are from Uganda and say they have been denied medical care and food. However, they are also banned from working legally. If they did return to Uganda, they fear being killed by mob violence or arrested for homosexuality. Last year, interior minister Joseph Nkaissery announced the government’s intentions to close the world’s largest refugee...

Police officers in Uganda strap on some kinky boots for a very different march. If a gay man were to wear high heels and other female clothing in Kampala, Uganda, they would very likely be attacked. So it was unusual to see dozens of male police officers doing just that to raise awareness of gender violence. In a sort of beautiful display of gender fluidity, the policemen walked in heels through the streets of the capital city as part of a 16-day...
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Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha said more than 100 LGBTI people tried to participate in the celebrations in Entebbe near Lake Victoria. But many were escorted by police back to Kampala in minibuses. The minister for ethics and integrity had threatened to mobilise mobs to attack participants. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda. After being blocked from entering the Entebbe resort, several dozen participants moved on to another...
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On the eve of Pope Francis's visit, African gays addressed to him asking for the protection of their gay rights. The visit of Pope Francis in Africa will start on 25th of November. The Pope has Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic on his visit schedule. According to the director of the non-governmental organization "Sexual Minorities in Uganda" Frank Mugisha, "in the case if the Pope preaches on the rights of gays, Ugandans will not listen him; but if he...

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