I am impatient with LGBTI cowards (and bishops)

An LGBTI activist friend has written an angry and frustrated commentary, published privately, on the reluctance of some gay advocates to demand action when it is needed. On the day when the Ugandan President has signed  the anti-gay bill into law, and a month after the Nigerian president signed the anti-gay marriage bill, I am […]

Retired Ugandan bishop calls for passing of anti-gay Bill

The Uganda Monitor reports that Bishop Emeritus for the diocese of Bukedi, the Rt Revd Nicodemus Okile, who retired last year after 28 years of ministry, has asked Parliament to expedite the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill to regulate the growing practice of homosexuality in the country. The bishop chose to make his remarks when […]

US court allows groundbreaking Ugandan case against anti-gay religious leader

Historic ruling confirms LGBTI rights as internationally recognized Yesterday in Springfield, Maryland, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human […]

Bishop of Newcastle condemns African criminalization of homosexuality

The Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Martin Wharton speaking in House of Lords debate has strongly condemned the criminalization of homosexuality in many countries. Bishop Martin said that on the issue of homosexuality the Anglican Communion was “deeply divided” but insisted there could not be “any grounds for denying the equality before the law […]

President Yoweri Museveni says there is no killing or marginalisation of sexual minorities in Uganda

In an interview for the Daily Monitor in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has said there is no discrimination, no killings, no marginalization and no luring of young people using money into homosexual acts in Uganda. Mr Museveni said issues relating to sexual minority groups have been “distorted” leading to the wrong public debate. Mr Museveni […]

Uganda Parliament to adjourn until 2013 without action on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Andrew Mwenda, former leader of the opposition

Warren Throckmorton reported yesterday that according to Parliament spokeswoman Helen Kawesa, the Ugandan Parliament will adjourn from 14 December 2012 until February 4, 2013. After considering the Accountants Bill, Parliament will begin a Christmas recess with the next scheduled sitting being in the new year. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill will not have a second reading until […]

Archbishop of Uganda warns money lures people into homosexuality

Ssepuya Robert, an LGBTI activist and blogger based in Uganda, reports on the warning issued by the outgoing Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, over homosexuality. The Archbishop was speaking at his farewell service at St. John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal, Rwenzori Diocese when he made the remarks and cautioned Christians over […]

Ugandan Parliament Speaker Kadaga wants anti-gay Bill tabled

Ms Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament has directed the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to present the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2011 on the floor of Parliament. The committee chairperson, Mr Stephen Tashobya, passed on her directive to committee members yesterday as he summoned them to attend next week’s session in person “to have […]

Statement presented to Speaker of Ugandan Parliament by Coalition of religious leaders

On her blog Oblogdeeoblogda, Melanie Nathan has given the names of some of those who attended the Public Meeting with Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alitwala Rebecca Kadaga at the CHOGM Gardens next to the Parliament of Uganda on November 9, 2012 and has given the text of the statement by the Coalition of Religious […]