HIV-positive activist to Uganda: Stop impeding AIDS battle

Ugandan legislators are obstructing the country’s fight against AIDS, says HIV-positive human rights activist Maxensia Nakibuuka of Uganda. People are being scared away from HIV treatment by the parliament’s focus on the so-called “Kill the Gays” bill and a less publicized bill to jail HIV-positive people who have sex without disclosing their infection, Nakibuuka says. … Continue reading


Over a million speak out against Uganda’s anti-gay bill

More than a million people have registered their opposition to Uganda’s  Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which the speaker of the Ugandan parliament has promised will be passed before Christmas. Here is a listing of some of the many appeals to Ugandan government officials to block passage of the bill, which earned the nickname “Kill the Gays Bill” … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Rosier outlook for 12 Libyans jailed after militia’s gay raid

Twelve allegedly gay men arrested by a Libyan militia  reportedly will be turned over to the Libyan Ministry of Justice, according to an article today in the Libya Herald. They reportedly face charges of disturbing the peace, not of homosexual activity, which could have resulted in prison sentences of up to five years under Libyan … Continue reading


How outrageous is Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill?

Some of the more outrageous provisions of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill are highlighted in the most recent press release from the activist group Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG. Among them: “Any person alleged to be homosexual would be at risk of life imprisonment or in some circumstances the death penalty” “Any parent who does not denounce … Continue reading


Uganda president said: I’ll block ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

(This is a republication of a blog post that first appeared in June 2012. Now that the Ugandan parliament appears poised to act on a harsh new anti-homosexuality proposal, let’s hope that the reported position of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was reported accurately then and remains the same today.) Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, says he … Continue reading


Protest against Uganda’s anti-gay bill NOW

The revived version of Uganda’s harsh anti-homosexuality law, commonly known as the “Kill the Gays” bill, is scheduled for action in the Ugandan parliament anytime from Nov. 21 onward. A coalition of Ugandan human rights advocates, which formerly asked international supporters to withhold public comments on the bill, has now given the green light for … Continue reading