Gay Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha has a message for the western world: it’s not the British Empire and Colonial rule that’s to blame for the current of homophobia sweeping the nation; it’s modern US Evangelism. Writing in the Guardian, he fears for his safety when he returns to his native land – especially following the […]
Peter Tatchell Foundation: Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill – Repeal the current criminalisation of homosexuality – Respect human rights & the Ugandan constitution. Join the protest urging the Ugandan president to not sign the new homophobic legislation, Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12 noon to 2 pm, Uganda High Commission 58-59 Trafalgar Square (south side) London WC2N 5DX. Nearest tube station: Charing Cross.
Equalities and human rights activists inside and outside Uganda are hoping the President might not sign the notorious Anti-homosexuality Bill. Although passed in parliament on Friday the 20th of December, the Bill was reportedly ‘rushed through parliament’ without prior notice. It was opposed by Ugandan PM Amama Mbabazi, who argued that not enough MPs were […]
The Pride committee of Pride Uganda is excited to announce that the dates for the second pride in Uganda have been set and will be from 31st July to 4th August 2013. It will be five(5) days of activities under the theme, “Still here, Still going strong”. “We believe this year will be memorable. We have moved […]
Parliament in Uganda closed for the Christmas recess Friday December 14th without reaching the notorious anti-gay Bill that threatens to criminalise the parents of LGB children for not turning them in, increase penalties for homosexual acts and even introduce the death penalty. International campaigners warn however that the Bill will return in the New Year.
Britain has suspended all direct aid to the Ugandan government with immediate effect, the international development secretary, Justine Greening, announced on Friday. Aid to the Ugandan prime minister’s office was frozen in August, following allegations of fraud, while an independent forensic audit was ordered. Greening has now suspended other bilateral aid, which is spent through Uganda‘s financial systems, known […]
Uganda’s parliament Friday shelved an anti-gay bill that would have brought in the death penalty for certain homosexual acts after the United States slammed the proposed law as “odious.” Lawmakers had been due to debate the legislation calling for capital punishment for anyone caught engaging in homosexual acts for the second time and for consensual […]
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will become law by the end of 2012. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was first introduced as a private member’s bill by MP David Bahati in October 2009. Bahati is an evangelical Christian and a member of the Fellowship Foundation, also known as the Family, a US-based Christian and political organisation which arranges the annual prestigious […]