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Report: Passage of anti-LGBT laws in Uganda led to ten-fold increase in attacks

Uganda has suffered an alarming rise in attacks on gay and lesbian people since it passed an anti-homosexuality law late last year, research has found. The report, compiled by Sexual Minorities Uganda, detailed an attempted lynching, mob violence, homes burned down, blackmail, lost jobs, arrests, evictions and suicides. The number…

Ugandan president signs anti-LGBT bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed off on a controversial law that will see homosexuals jailed for life, shrugging off warnings from key international allies and donors. The signing of the law, which also outlaws the promotion of homosexuality……

‘I am officially illegal’: Ugandan parliament passes ‘odious’ anti-gay bill

Uganda’s parliament on Friday passed an anti-homosexuality bill that would see repeat offenders jailed for life, reports and activists said. “I am officially illegal,” Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha said after the vote. The lawmaker behind the bill, David Bahati, said an extremely controversial death penalty clause was dropped from…

Ugandan paper that published list of gay men ordered to shut down

A Ugandan newspaper that published names and pictures of what it said were homosexuals in Uganda and called on authorities to hang them has been ordered to cease publishing, a gay rights leader said Monday. Frank Mugisha, chairman of the Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMU), said his group had petitioned the…

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