Uganda

Why all LGBT people should care about places like Russia, Uganda, and Gambia

Kevin Jennings, the Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, has written an op-ed for The Huffington Post, in which he calls the LGBT community in the United States to get more informed and engaged in LGBT issues overseas.

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Western countries and World Bank cut aid to Uganda, local advocates speak out

In response to Uganda's recently enacted anti-gay law, the World Bank and various countries in the Global North are withholding aid from one of the poorest countries in the world.

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February 27, 2014

America Magazine calls Uganda's anti-LGBT law "unjust discrimination"

The editors of America Magazine, which include the notable Jesuit author Fr. James Martin, have weighed in on Uganda’s deadly anti-LGBT law in an editorial, titled “When the Law Is a Crime”, denouncing criminalizing the LGBT community.

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February 25, 2014

Video: Director Roger Ross Williams tells CNN how US Evangelicals helped shape Uganda's anti-gay legislation

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, 'God Loves Uganda' director Roger Ross Williams explains how the anti-gay legislation recently enacted in Uganda can be traced back to the direct influence of American Evangelical leaders like anti-gay activist Scott Lively.

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February 18, 2014

VIDEO: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announces that he will sign the anti-LGBT bill

Last Friday, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni announced that he is in favor of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed earlier by the parliament.

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Worldwide community stands with LGBT Ugandans on Global Day of Action

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) organized a successful Global Day of Action Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which took place Monday around the world.

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February 13, 2014

LGBT Ugandans react to #glaadawards nomination for Advocate.com piece

In 2013, LGBT Ugandans worked with photographer David Robinson and Advocate.com to share their story in their own words. In the piece 12 activists talk about their work, their life experiences, and the adversities they face on a daily basis.

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BREAKING: Nigerian president signs draconian anti-LGBT law

Nigeria's president has signed the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," providing sentences of 14 years in prison for same-sex couples and 10-year sentence for anyone that participates in a marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple or offers public support for LGBT people.

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