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Ugandan gay rights activist murdered

A Ugandan gay rights activist who late last year was pictured and named in a homophobic tabloid has been murdered at his home outside Kampala, his lawyer told AFP Thursday. David Kato, 43, was an activist with Sexual Minorities Uganda who was pictured and named by the anti-gay tabloid Rolling…

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…

Death penalty for gays will be law soon, Ugandan lawmaker says

The Ugandan cabinet member who introduced a bill last year that would see gays executed in some circumstances says the bill will become law. David Bahati, Uganda’s minister for ethics, told CNN he believes the bill will become law “soon.” “We are very confident,” he said, “because this is a…

Ugandan gays under attack after being ‘outed’ by newspaper

Activists blame US evangelicals for African country’s upswing in anti-gay violence Most of the people “outed” by a Ugandan newspaper as being gay are now targets of harassment, a human rights activist says. The Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the US magazine) published the first part of a…

Uganda blasts ‘deplorable, cowardly,’ says Obama

US President Barack Obama called the deadly explosions that ripped through two restaurants in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday “deplorable and cowardly,” a spokesman said. “The president is deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks, and sends his condolences to the people…

Ugandan lawmaker refuses to withdraw ‘kill the gays’ bill

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