Uganda Gay Rights

From Hero to Zero: Uganda Fails Its HIV Test, and What We Should Do About It

Gerry Kearns | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gerry Kearns

HIV Prevalence in Uganda, 1990-2012. Source of data. UNAIDS Openness and Success At the turn of this century, Uganda was widely praised for its ...

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

Dr Purna Sen | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Dr Purna Sen

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in London this week as the honoured guest of the Commonwealth Business Council. Yet just 10 weeks ago President Museveni made it punishable by life imprisonment to be a lesbian or gay man in his country. Anybody daring even to speak up for the rights of LGBT citizens can now go to jail for seven years.

Jessica Elgot

Minister Met Ugandan President On The Same Day Two Gay Ugandans Faced Life In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

The government has been criticised for hosting the president of Uganda at a prestigious business forum, on the same day two Ugandan men face life-impr...

South Africa's President "Respects" Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa stated on Tuesday he respects Uganda's right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

World Vision USA's Gay Marriage U-turn Is Callous and Cowardly

Leigh Daynes | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Leigh Daynes

Within 48 hours this hugely powerful, influential organisation has turned the clock back to a form of a self-obsessed medieval barbarism that beggars belief. I guess no-one at World Vision USA has ever met a suicidal gay teen who labours under the heavy weight of guilt and shame this $1billion a year business foists upon them.

The Ugandan Gay Rights Crisis and the Hypocrisy of the West

Liam Deacon | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Watching Uganda's president chuckle as he signed into law a bill that meant life improvement for homosexuality and not reporting gay family members a criminal offence was chilling. Many western observers shared an intuition that the West should surely respond in swift and principled manner to this 'odious' bill...

The Anti-Gay Law: Uganda's Shame

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Anna Bacciarelli

At the start of this week Uganda's President heralded a new low for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the country by passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 28 February 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

As it was, David Cameron went up to Scotland anyway and even held a cabinet meeting there, possibly to prove he knows where it is, possibly to find out what sort of place could have made Michael Gove the way he is...

Ethiopian Minister Slams Uganda for Passing Anti-Gay Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

Zenebu Tadesse, Ethiopia's Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs has taken to twitter criticizing the passing of Uganda's anti-gay law, on Monday. Tadesse tweeted: "There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It's not Governments' business to make dress code or anti-gay laws #Uganda."

Uganda's Gay Laws Put On Hold

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

Harsh anti-gay laws in Uganda have been put on hold while the President seeks advice from scientists. Yoweri Museveni wants to find out whether peo...

Uganda's Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Law

Dan Littauer | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Littauer

Uganda's parliament has just voted (Friday) on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (also known as 'Kill The Gay's' bill). The bill aims to broaden the criminalisation of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories; aggravated homosexuality and the offence of homosexuality.

Queen Is 'No Gay Rights Activist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A speech due to be given by the Queen heralded as a landmark for women and gay rights across Commonwealth countries has been criticised by LGBT campai...

Jessica Elgot

Gay And Lesbian Asylum Seekers 'Feel Forced To Show Sex Films To Prove Sexuality To UK Border Agency'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Gay asylum seekers are going to extreme lengths to prove their sexual orientation, filming themselves having sex and describing intimate encounters, t...

'We Cannot Accept Promotion Of Homosexuality As If It Is A Good Thing'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

The president of Uganda has said gay people should NOT be killed or persecuted, as parliament considers an Anti-Homosexuality Bill, but warned homosex...

Call Me Kuchu: A Call for Tolerance and Understanding in Uganda

Kevin Childs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Childs

The world has a new villain: of all the Leviticus-wielding, rights bruising, conscienceless crusaders in Catherine Fairfax Wright's and Malika Zouhali Worrall's inspirational new release Call Me Kuchu.

What if It Was Illegal for You to Be You?

John Barrowman | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK
John Barrowman

Can you imagine what it would be like to wake up one morning to discover that it was suddenly illegal for you to be you? That the law said because you had blue eyes, or were short or because you wrote with your left hand you could go to jail. The character I'm best known for - Captain Jack in Torchwood - spends his life fighting every kind of threat to humanity you could think of. That's all fantasy, of course, but this is real. People are being killed and many, many more live in daily fear for their lives. And the threat comes from something that is much harder to fight than fictional aliens - homophobia based on prejudice, hatred and ignorance.

Joseph Kony Is Africa's Osama Bin Laden, Says Defence Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

The hunt for Joseph Kony is for Africa what the hunt for Osama Bin Laden was for America, according to an African defence tycoon. Ivor Ichikowitz, ...

A More Comprehensive International Response to Gay Rights Violations is Needed

Benjamin Halfpenny | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Halfpenny

In the current state of diplomatic affairs, Britain may complain about Uganda's gay rights record and threaten some reduction in aid. Yet to be truly serious on aid within a wider concern for human rights, Britain and the US must consider the long-term international method of response and manoeuvre.

Gay Rights: Are We Still Wrong?

Rachel Preece | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics
Rachel Preece

One of the best-known pieces of LGBT literature is Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues. The novel follows lesbian Jess Goldberg and her difficulties...

Will Kenya Airways Deport Tortured Gay Ugandan?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK
Joe Mirabella

In less than 24 hours, more than 2000 people have joined a petition campaign started on Change.org calling on the Home Office to halt the deportation of Robert Segwanyi to Uganda, where he was imprisoned and tortured for being gay.