Ugandan activists to U.S.: Thanks for heeding our advice
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Ugandan activists to U.S.: Thanks for heeding our advice

LGBTI rights activists in Uganda cheered the United States for following  their advice on how to avoid harming the Ugandan people while penalizing anti-gay Ugandan officials for the country’s harsh new anti-gay law. “In line with our guidelines. Very impressive. Thanks for the support,”  tweeted Ugandan LGBTI activist Jacqueline Kasha Nabagesera after the U.S. announced its … Continue reading

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As many as 12 awaiting gay-sex trials in Uganda

As a result of Uganda’s ongoing anti-gay crackdown, many LGBT people are in hiding and as many as a dozen Ugandans are currently awaiting trial on homosexuality-related charges. Three of them are in prison pending the outcome of their trials. Since President Yoweri Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act in  February, an LGBT security hotline in … Continue reading

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Appeal for Spectrum Uganda Initiatives

A Crowdrise fundraising initiative by Tyrone Davis I recently met a prominent Ugandan LGBTI activist—John “Long Jones” Abdallah Wambere—who runs an organization called “Spectrum Uganda Initiatives”.  Spectrum is a practical initiative that provides lifesaving health services to LGBTI Ugandans living with HIV/AIDS, and currently serves over 500 clients with prevention, treatment, care, and support services. … Continue reading

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Police arrest Ugandan LGBT leader Sam Ganafa

Activists in Uganda report that police have arrested Sam K. Ganafa, executive director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and board chair for the Sexual Minorities Uganda coalition. Charges against Ganafa have not yet been determined.  He was handcuffed after he reported to the Kasangati police station in response to a call from the district police commander. … Continue reading