Ugandan Parliament passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda’s parliament abruptly passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill Friday, though the prime minister said that not enough members of parliament were present to establish a formal quorum and validate the vote. The bill was passed without any public notice, prompting international rights organizations to question its legal legitimacy. The bill now goes to President Yoweri Museven to […]

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 […]

Beach Pride Uganda 2013

Beach Pride Uganda 2013

Frank Mugisha and the amazing members of the LGBTI community in Kampala celebrated Gay Pride last weekend and here are the pictures to prove it. Congratulations, brave friends in Uganda.×300.jpg 235w” sizes=”(max-width: 339px) 100vw, 339px” />×225.jpg 300w, 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 605px) 100vw, 605px” />×225.jpg 300w, 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 605px) 100vw, 605px” /> […]

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 […]

Campaign against the Ugandan anti-gay bill

Coffins outside Scott Lively’s coffee shop where preaching hate is a daily tool

Changing Attitude is just one of the many international organisations and campaigns that are opposing the pernicious Ugandan anti-gay bill. The bill hovers on the parliamentary timetable, driven by the speaker of parliament who has promised to secure passage of the bill as a Christmas present to the Ugandan people. It is one of the […]

All Saints 2012

“Time is too short for me to tell stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they overthrew kingdoms, established justice, saw God’s promises fulfilled. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of fire, escaped death by the sword.” Hebrews 11.32b-34a When I read those […]

Leaving Alexandria – Richard Holloway’s exploration of faith and doubt

I’m reading Leaving Alexandria at the moment, Bishop Richard Holloway’s memoir of faith and doubt. Richard describes the dilemma those of us of certain years experience in the Church of 2012. I have lived more easily into my doubts on the one hand and my deepening conviction that God cares nothing for legalism and correct […]

Case against homophobic cabinet minister opens in Kampala amidst gay recruitment claims

A high court judge in Uganda, Justice Eldad Mwangushya has said security agencies should “infiltrate” gay rights groups to ascertain if children are “recruited into homosexuality.” The judge made the comments on Monday in Kampala at the beginning of the hearing of a case brought by gay activists against the government and Ethics and Integrity […]

Uganda: Judge named in activist case against anti-gay cabinet minister

Simon Lokodo, Ugandan Ethics Minister

Ugandan High Court judge Justice Eldad Mwangushya has been named as the trial judge in a case brought by four gay rights activists against a government minister. Government and Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo forcefully closed a gay rights workshop in Entebbe in February. Francis Onyango, the lawyer for the activists said on Monday in Kampala […]