Uganda

GLAAD's Global Voices: Uganda's Bishop Senyonjo ministers to persecuted LGBT community

In conjunction with the inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to be presented at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD is highlighting international advocates, including Ugandan Episcopal Bishop Christopher Senyonjo.

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March 28, 2014

17 young LGBT Ugandans attempt to take their lives

Since the passing of a draconian anti-LGBT law, 17 young LGBT people attempted to take their lives.

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March 24, 2014

Anti-gay law will be overturned say Uganda's campaigners

In response to the recent anti-LGBT law in Uganda, a coalition of campaigners decided to challenge the draconian law and file a petition with Uganda’s Constitutional Court in Kampala.

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How to keep the focus on anti-LGBT laws overseas? Three different approaches

This weekend, three different forums put a focus on the export of homophobia. Take a look and share widely, so others understand the connection between US-based anti-LGBT activists and draconian laws popping up in countries around the world.

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March 19, 2014

U.S. sends scientists to educate Ugandan President about LGBT people

The U.S. State Department hosted a forum this past Tuesday which was moderated by BuzzFeed. During the forum Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. will be sending "experts" to Uganda to meet with the country's president to discuss the country's anti-LGBT law.

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March 14, 2014

Congo considering an anti-LGBT law

Congo may become the next country in Africa to make LGBT relationships illegal.

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March 12, 2014

African gays in U.S. and abroad seek legal help amid spate of harsh criminal penalties

Due to the draconian laws recently passed in several African countries, being an LGBT in Africa brings many challenges. Members of the LGBT community live in constant fear.

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Ugandan LGBT advocates challenge draconian law in court

Ugandan LGBT advocates, working together under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, have filed a petition, challenging the validity of the draconian new anti-LGBT law that was signed into law hastily earlier this year.

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Telecom leader Orange cuts ties with Uganda newspaper for outing LGBT people

In response to Uganda's tabloid newspaper, the Red Pepper, publishing a list of the country's "top 200 homosexuals," one of the leading multinational telecommunications companies, Orange, has ended its contract with the publication.

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