Ugandan Activist: Don't Blame the Victorians; Blame the New Evangelists

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 […]

Desmond Tutu: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is as evil as Nazism and Apartheid

Desmond Tutu: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is as evil as Nazism and Apartheid – The former Archbishop of Cape Town, Nobel Peace Prize winning Desmond Tutu has compared Uganda’s new anti-gay law to Nazi and Apartheid discrimination.

Urge Ugandan leader: don’t sign anti-gay Bill

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.

Last Minute Hope for LGBT Ugandans as Hate Bill Sits in the In-Tray

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 […]

Uganda Anti-Gay Bill 'Timed Out' Again

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.

UK Suspends aid to Uganda

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 […]

Ugandan Parliament Shuts Down 'Kill the Gays' Bill

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 Passes Anti-Homosexual Law

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 […]