Topics :: Sexual Minorities Uganda

Will Lesbian, Raped By Uncle to ’Cure’ Her, Be Forced to Return to Uganda?

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
A lesbian from Uganda who has been getting care in the UK after her uncle raped her to ’cure’ her of being gay, got a second chance today when officials told her that she wouldn’t be getting on the plane back to her country.

Anti-Gay Preacher May Be Charged Under Uganda’s New Law

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may now be charged under the very same "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that he is trying to promote.

Bishop Terry Angel Mason on HIV and Uganda

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
Bishop Terry Angel Mason wants to make the world safe for LGBTs, here and in Uganda. But first, he needs to get his family safely out.

U.S. to Take Immediate Action on Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 24, 2014
The Obama Administration has briefed key members of Congress on immediate steps the U.S. would take in reviewing all U.S. funded programs in Uganda.

Gay Rights Activist Challenge Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Gay rights activists have banded together to challenge Uganda’s anti-gay law in the Constitutional Court, saying it violates people’s basic human rights.

Uganda May Cut Ties With Church of England Over Gay Rights

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Shortly after Uganda passed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 (formerly known as the "Kill the Gays Bill"), the country has announced that they may break away from the Church of England over that body’s stance on gay rights.

Uganda Health Minister: Gays Will Still Get Care

By Rodney Muhumuza | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
The medical workers who knew he was gay ignored him, attending to those who arrived after him as they openly gossiped about his homosexuality.

Tutu Urges Uganda’s Museveni Against Anti-Gay Bill

By Ray Faure | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations.

Ugandan Gays Await President’s Final Decision

Friday Feb 21, 2014
A Uganda parliamentary spokeswoman says the president must still sign an anti-gay law, disputing rights activists who say the bill will automatically become law on Sunday.

Obama: Anti-Gay Bill Step Backwards for Ugandans

By Darlene Superville | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
President Barack Obama on Sunday harshly criticized plans by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would "complicate our valued relationship."