What It’s Like To Be Gay In Uganda

by Dish Staff Brandon Ambrosino interviews Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan attorney who helped overturn the country’s infamous anti-gay law. He describes the harassment Ugandan gays face: You’re not going to see public flogging of gay people in the streets. That would be a rarity, and even if it occurs, because of the nature of our media, it’s not going … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Gay In Uganda

The Return Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Act?

Politicians are working to bring reintroduce it after the country’s constitutional court struck it down on a technicality Friday: On Tuesday, members of parliament supporting a new version of the measure held a press conference to announce that they would try to push a nearly identical version of the Anti Homosexuality Act through parliament within the … Continue reading The Return Of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Act?

What’s Next For Uganda’s Gays?

#Uganda court overturns its harsh anti-gay law, check out John Oliver’s hilarious analysis of the situation here: http://t.co/j4wn2LMZKr — ACA Initiative (@ACAinitiative) August 4, 2014 Last week, a Ugandan court struck down the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act. Melina Platas Izama gives credit to “the vital role played by concerned citizens and the legal community in Uganda”: … Continue reading What’s Next For Uganda’s Gays?

What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

The latest move by the administration: The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law that imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality. Kim Yi Dionne weighs the risks: Some analysts raise concerns that punitive measures by Western governments will generate a backlash that will “have … Continue reading What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

On Sunday, the Obama administration finally followed the lead of European countries and NGOs by cutting aid to Uganda. In addition to withholding funds from Uganda’s Inter-Religious Council, which helps combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the US will suspend programs that might endanger gays and lesbians: [B]ecause the law makes “promoting homosexuality” illegal, a U.S. funded study to help … Continue reading What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

by Chris Bodenner How Uganda was seduced by America’s anti-gay conservative evangelicals: http://t.co/abr8k7Zmef via @IndyWorld @Independent — Tim Walker (@timwalker) March 15, 2014 While many European countries and international groups have cut aid to the Ugandan government, the White House seems stuck: Since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation imposing up to a lifetime prison sentence … Continue reading What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays? Ctd

What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays?

#Uganda's pastor @martinssempa says he is willing to offer counseling and rehabilitation to homosexuals in #Uganda pic.twitter.com/cwHw2l5Zr3 — UBC UGANDA (@ubctvuganda) February 25, 2014 European countries and international institutions are cutting aid to Uganda over its new law criminalizing homosexuality: Norway, Demark and the Netherlands, which collectively had provided $27 million in aid to Uganda, have announced that they … Continue reading What Can We Do For Uganda’s Gays?

Uganda’s Gay Cleansing Begins

Burroway passes along this chilling image: Just one day after Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act, the tabloid Red Pepper has launched a massive vigilante campaign on the front page of its latest edition. Four photos appear on the front page, with additional photos on the inside pages along with names, addresses and other identifying information on … Continue reading Uganda’s Gay Cleansing Begins

An Anti-Gay Smokescreen In Uganda

Uganda's barbaric anti-gay bill is back. Nora Caplan-Bricker helpfully decodes Ugandan politics: Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha told me the bill naturally monopolizes attention at home and abroad, and speculated on Twitter that it may come up for discussion sooner rather than later to distract from two oil bills that are dividing parliamentarians. Many lawmakers believe the … Continue reading An Anti-Gay Smokescreen In Uganda

Uganda’s “Kill The Gays Bill” Returns

It may get a vote as soon as tomorrow. Jim Burroway, who has been following the Ugandan legislation closely, has difficulty gauging the bill's chances of passing. Michelle Goldberg partially blames social conservatives in the US:

The point is not that American Christians urged their Ugandan counterparts to try to institute the death penalty for homosexuality—they didn’t. … Yet the ideology underlying the bill comes from American conservatives.