New complaint lodged in Ugandan homophobic smear conspiracy case

The Chief Registrar of Uganda’s Courts will on January 18 rule whether the magistrate handling the landmark homophobic smear conspiracy case against three Christian anti–gay preachers is biased against the accused. In a letter dated December 15, 2011, seen by Behind the Mask, the accused preachers claim that the trial magistrate, John Patrick Wekesa has […]

Where are all the missing homosexuals in Kenya?

Sarah Barungi, the missing nurse

That is exactly the question many families and relatives of homosexuals are reported to be asking in and nearby towns of Kampala the capital of Uganda. Since a Member of Parliament (MP) David Bahati, from the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM), introduced the Anti-gay Bill, the so-called “undesirables” have been going on including; the […]

Martin Ssempa’s unreliable ex-gay witnesses

Paul Kagaba

Gug recently commented on an article published by the New York Times about Martin Ssempa’s current campaign to have the anti-gay Bill become law in Uganda and the visit he made to meet the speaker of the Ugandan parliament, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi. Accompanying the coalition of religious leaders and civil society organizers were two ‘self-described […]

Church of Uganda complicit in renewed campaign for Anti-Homosexuality bill

Pastor Martin Ssempa

Gug, the gay Ugandan blogger, was visited by an Anglican friend of his on Sunday morning with a curious tale. There had been a visitor in church and he was given 30 minutes to give a message to the congregation, the message being that the Bahati Anti-Homosexuality bill should become law in Uganda. After 5 […]