Tag Archives: Uganda

With N.Y. youth’s help, Uganda activists boost education

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
Frank Mugisha (right) with teachers at a Nsangi – Wakiso District school. On behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), Mugisha donated 2,000 pencils to the school. (Photo courtesy of SMUG) Robert Connolly and Frank Mugisha (Photo…

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Uganda’s Fearless LGBTQ Pride Parade

A wonderful video of the Ugandan LGBTQIA Pride celebrations, brought to you by Fusion.

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Out in Africa

Originally posted on TIME:
At the entrance to a sprawling, open-air bar and restaurant in downtown Kampala, a large sign advertises what—six days out of seven—is on offer: music food massage. Inside, prostitutes in tight tank tops and miniskirts lounge…

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Payback time for sleazy Uganda tabloid in war of words

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
Stella Nyanzi (Photo courtesy of Twitter) When the journalists at the Hello tabloid of Uganda published the latest article in a hateful tradition of forced outings of alleged and actual LGBT citizens, they couldn’t know that…

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Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay · PinkNews

Why, oh why do LGBTQ people seeking asylum still report not being believed? Come on! Here’s the story from Naith Payton writing for Pink News UK… John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to “prove” … Continue reading

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Good News · Judith has been Released From Detention. She is Free !!!!! · Change.org

The young Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker threatened with deportation in the UK got some good news. From the petition sponsors… Judith has been released from the UK detention centre and her case will be heard again in the Upper Tribunal. … Continue reading

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Ugandan minister: David Cameron doesn’t love his children because he supports gays · PinkNews.co.uk

Yet another outburst from a Ugandan homophobe. Here’s the story from Nick Duffy writing for Pink News UK… The Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity has claimed that Prime Minister David Cameron doesn’t love his children, because he allows homosexuality … Continue reading

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Four Questions Reveal Horrifying Situation for LGBTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps | Advocate.com

The news from Kenya camps is not good for LGBTQ refugees. Here’s the story from Thom Senzee writing for the Advocate… Kuchu Diaspora Alliance founder Victor Mukasa needs help housing, providing health care for, and protecting Ugandan LGBT refugees in … Continue reading

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Uganda’s new anti-gay law will allow ‘two consenting adults to do something stupid’ | Gay Star News

It seems that the Ugandan president wants to recraft the anti-gay law to resemble what is currently the law in Russia -we leave you alone behind closed doors but don’t “promote” homosexuality to children. At least that’s what seems to … Continue reading

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Uganda holds first pride rally after ‘abominable’ anti-gay law overturned | World | The Guardian

Some of the bravest, most inspiring LGBTQ activists in the world took time out to celebrate. Here’s the story from Chris Johnston and agencies appearing in the Guardian… Activists gather on shores of Lake Victoria to celebrate gay pride after law … Continue reading

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Congratulate: Ugandans Who Stood Against The Anti-Fay Law and Won! – All Out

I get a dozen requests a day to sign petitions. This is among the first that I am passing on to you because I think All Out are one of the best activists groups out there and this deserves your … Continue reading

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John Oliver Exposes Ugandan Homophobia on Last Week Tonight

In this fabulous segment of John Oliver’s New HBO show, he starts by talking about LGBT progress in the U.S. before pivoting to the extreme homophobia in Uganda and the British, (via colonial era sodomy laws), and American role, (via … Continue reading

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U.S. Takes New Action Against Ugandan Leaders Over Anti-LGBT Law | ThinkProgress

I have one thing to say – it’s about damn time! Here’s the story from Hayes Brown at Think Progress… The United States on Thursday announced that it is finally taking further steps to punish the Ugandan government for the passage of a … Continue reading

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UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year · PinkNews.co.uk

This is an important question which still doesn’t have an answer. In the UK, how many Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers were granted asylum and how many were deported? Here’s the story from Pink News UK… Baroness Susan Williams admits the … Continue reading

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Relief for lesbian asylum seeker as Home Office halts her deportation to Uganda · PinkNews.co.uk

Than goodness this brave but frightened Ugandan lesbian has not been deported. Hopefully she will now get a fair hearing that’s based on more than her not having a partner… The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has … Continue reading

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Waiting on John Kerry: Attacks on LGBT Community Increase 20-Fold as Uganda’s Foreign Minister Eyes Top UN Job | Milton Allimadi

Milton Allimadi pens an impassioned open letter to Secretary of State, John Kerry asking him to revoke the visa of Uganda’s foreign affairs minister, Sam Kuesta to prevent him from becoming President of the UN General Assembly… Dear Secretary John Kerry, Since … Continue reading

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World LGBTQ Pride – Canada’s Embarrassment

It seems that there is some explaining to do up in Canada. Questions have been asked but satisfactory answers are still not forthcoming… It was a clamorous moment in an all-around rowdy question period. When Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander failed … Continue reading

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Uganda anti-gay law led to tenfold rise in attacks on LGBTI people, report says | World | The Guardian

Things have quite literally gone from bad to worse in Uganda. Here’s the story from Owen Bowcott writing in the Guardian… Uganda has suffered an alarming rise in attacks on gay and lesbian people since it passed an anti-homosexuality law … Continue reading

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‘Nowhere To Go,’ Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S. : NPR

I suspect there will be more LGBTQ activists from Uganda, Nigeria and elsewhere seeking asylum which I certainly hope the U.S. offers. Here’s the story from NPR… Citing an environment of fear, persecution and anti-gay violence in his home country … Continue reading

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Stoning Gays to Death? Life in Prison for Being LGBT? Britain Cannot Stay Silent Any Longer | Dr Purna Sen

A strong opinion piece by Dr Purna Sen writing for Huffington Post UK on why Britain needs to take action against Commonwealth countries that have homophobic laws… Stoning Gays to Death? Life in Prison for Being LGBT? Britain Cannot Stay … Continue reading

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