First LGBTI clinic opens in Uganda’s capital, Kampala

Activists pictured during the service before Kampala's first LGBTI specific clinic was launched

Gay rights activists in Uganda have opened up Uganda’s first ever LGBTI clinic which will specifically focus on homosexuals HIV/Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections and general welfare. The clinic will run under the auspices of gay lobby group, Ice Breakers Uganda. It was opened on Sunday in Kampala among jubilations and renewed hope among the […]

Ugandan LGBTI activists and doctors disagree over mental classification of homosexuals

Gay rights activists in Uganda want the government to declassify homosexuality as a mental health disorder in the country’s Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The Ugandan DSM was adopted from the US many years ago. At a validation meeting in Kampala on preliminary findings on lesbian and MSM health survey, the activists expressed concern […]

Ugandan Ethics Minister shuts down gay rights conference

There was drama at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe today when State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo broke up a secret gay rights activists conference. The two week conference organised by Freedom and Roam Uganda, an association that lobbies for the recognition of same sex relationships in Uganda ended prematurely when the […]

Hate No More Campaign extended in Uganda

farug Uganda 500w” sizes=”(max-width: 259px) 100vw, 259px” />Freedom And Roam Uganda (FARUG) announces the extension of the Hate No More Campaign which was launched in August 2011. The campaign that was successfully launched on the 10th August 2011, kicked off with a great start, and volunteers for the campaign were also able to spare time and […]

Ugandan MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill postponed indefinitely?

On 7 September 2011 Uganda’s Parliament Business Committee was scheduled to discuss inclusion of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the new legislative programme. It discussed topics to be brought before the Parliament in the next quarter but the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 was not included. According to Frank Mugisha, Executive Director at Sexual Minorities Uganda, who […]

Uganda lesbian campaigner denied entry to UK

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a Ugandan LGBT rights campaigner has been denied entry to the UK to speak at a Northern Ireland Pride festival. She had been invited to open the Foyle Pride Festival in Derry next week  but the UK Border Agency have denied her a visa, apparently over concerns about her financial status. The chairwoman […]