Uganda’s Cabinet throw out MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

David Bahati, MP

The Daily Monitor in Uganda reports that the President Museveni’s Cabinet have thrown out MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. However, MP David Bahati insists “that the proposed legislation is now property of Parliament.” Cabinet has finally thrown out the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009 on the advice of Mr Adolf Mwesige, the ruling party lawyer. However, […]

Ugandan Kasha Jacqueline speaks on the Ground Breaking Struggle for LGBTI Human Rights

Kasha Jacqueline gave a moving speech on Sunday 14 August at Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting (ICM) in the Netherlands. The following Wednesday she was denied a visa to speak in the United Kingdom. Kasha Jacqueline was awarded the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The Chairman of the Jury of the MEA, […]

Amid Uncertainty Freedom and Roam Uganda Launches Hate No More Campaign

While members of Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) are shaken by the break in and robbery at their offices, FARUG director Kasha Jacqueline says the Hate No More Campaign will go forward as planned. The campaign launches on 10 August before the possible reintroduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda’s Parliament by far-right extremists. Time […]

Conference hears how Uganda is generating LGBT refugees

Jeff Ogwaro is programme officer with the Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights Constitutional Law. The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) international conference – which took place in Kampala, Uganda, over the period 3–6 July 2011 on the theme of ‘Governing migration’ – hosted two roundtable discussions on issues of […]

The Archbishop of Wales’ statement about the Uganda Bill

The Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan, a patron of Changing Attitude, has issued a statement, via his press office: “Whatever one’s standpoint on same sex relationships, the private members motion for an Anti Homosexuality Bill in Uganda is unacceptable. It could lead to the legitimising of violence against gay and lesbian people which is totally against […]