Uganda

Uganda signs law criminalizing HIV transmission

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill into law criminalizing HIV transmission, ignoring the warnings of public health activists who say the law will make will only further spread the severe epidemic.

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August 12, 2014

Uganda: LGBT Ugandans march for equality as the anti-LGBT law becomes invalidated

After the Ugandan court invalidated a controversial anti-gay law, approximately 200 people gathered at the botanical gardens in the lakeside town of Entebbe on August 9th to march for LGBT equality.

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Al Jazeera examines US evangelical aid groups as Uganda's anti-LGBT law is struck down

In a recent Aljazeera article, author James Kassaga Arinaitwe combines contemporary historical analysis with his personal accounts as a Ugandan in a powerful editorial about Christian influences on Ugandan development.

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VIDEOS: John Oliver interviews Pepe Julian Onziema, calling him "the Ghandi of Uganda"

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist.

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June 20, 2014

White House takes action against Uganda's anti-LGBT laws

The Obama Administration has taken actions to address Uganda's draconian laws.

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Activist who was subject of Call Me Kuchu applying for asylum in US

John Abdallah Wambere, the Ugandan LGBT advocate who was presented the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary for his role in Call Me Kuchu, is applying for asylum in the United States.

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April 25, 2014

Health Care Workers Must Out LGBT Ugandans, According to New Guidelines

"Draft Guidelines for Health Workers Regarding Health Services for Homosexuals," will make health care workers in Uganda the "frontline enforcers of the newly passed Anti-Homosexuality Act".

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April 18, 2014

LGBT advocates seek funds to flee Uganda

Due to the increasingly difficult living conditions for LGBT Ugandans, many activists now seek a way out of the country.

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