LGBTI advocates hail Uganda acquittal, unite against rape

Advocates of LGBTI rights in Uganda welcomed today’s acquittal of sports celebrity Chris Mubiru in a case that involved consensual same-sex relations, while noting that his conviction for forced sodomy was a matter of law, not of gay rights. “Abuse is abuse,” activist Kasha Jacqueline wrote in a Facebook comment. “Perpetrators must face the law … Continue reading

Africa / Commentary

Payback time for sleazy Uganda tabloid in war of words

When the journalists at the Hello tabloid of Uganda published the latest article in a hateful tradition of forced outings of alleged and actual LGBT citizens, they couldn’t know that they themselves would become the targets of a much more imaginative and enjoyable writer — Ugandan anthropology researcher Stella Nyanzi.  As a straight ally of … Continue reading