Sexual Minorities Uganda

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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Frank Mugisha Growing up in Uganda, homosexuality was not something we talked about much. I knew I was gay from a young age, and I came out to those close to me when I was a teenager in the early 90s. Some in my family accepted it, while others refused to acknowledge it. Homosexuality wasn’t [&...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uganda
Nov 13th, 2012
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Uganda’s parliament will, before Christmas, pass a highly controversial bill which seeks more stringent punishments for people engaging in homosexual acts and those perceived to be “promoting” homosexuality, says the speaker of the house. Rebecca Kadaga told hundreds of petitioners ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 20th, 2012
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Kampala – Four years ago Frank Mugisha begged his colleagues to join him for his first demonstration in support of gay rights in Uganda. Only four came along. This week, during a march against gender-based violence led by the gay advocacy group Sexual Minorities Uganda, the Ugandan activist saw...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 22nd, 2011
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Kampala – Pastor Solomon Male is worried. “Failed morals” in Uganda need urgent correcting, he says, arguing emphatically that gays and lesbians are responsible for much social delinquency. “Homosexuality is a danger. First those engaged in it have no gender or social identity...
By benim
In East Africa
May 11th, 2011
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KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday was forced to drop plans to debate a controversial bill that once proposed the death penalty for some gays and lesbians, but officials indicated lawmakers would debate it on Friday. U.S. leaders and rights groups have denounced the bill in rece...
By benim
In East Africa
May 10th, 2011
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Kampala – A Ugandan parliament committee has held a second day of hearings on a controversial anti-gay bill that attracted international condemnation for its harsh penalties. Lawmakers indicated the bill could be voted on this week. The bill was first proposed in 2009 but made little progress a...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 26th, 2011
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KAMPALA, Uganda – The Ugandan parliamentarian behind an anti-gay bill that attracted worldwide condemnation said the most controversial part of the legislation — the death penalty provision — is likely to be dropped from the bill. David Bahati said if the parliament committee the bill currently sits ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 28th, 2011
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Kampala – A Ugandan gay rights activist murdered after his photo was printed on the cover of a newspaper that called for gays to be executed was likely killed during a robbery, police said on Thursday. David Kato was one of three people featured in Uganda’s Rolling Stone newspaper in Octo...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2011
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One of Uganda’s most high-profile gay rights activists has been bludgeoned to death in his home after winning a court victory over a tabloid that called for homosexuals to be killed. Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing David Kato’s home in the capital Kampala, shortly before the activ...
By benim
In Article
Jan 3rd, 2011
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A Ugandan High Court judge has ruled that media companies in the country should not publish the identities of people they say are homosexuals. The decision was described as a “landmark ruling” by gay rights activists. The case was brought against The Rolling Stone newspaper which last yea...