Photographers Ãlvaro Laiz and David Rengel ask a simple question: “What are your future plans?” The answers are sobering and tragic.
The most vocal advocate of legislation to restore the Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down by the Constitutional Court in August had said he had hoped Ugandans would be able to “celebrate it as a Christmas gift.”
“All of sudden they arrest these 15 gays and lesbians, and we’re seeing really what seems to be a firestorm.”
Onions, onions everywhere.
“We have to help people to realize that they should not demonize the undocumented; nobody should be demonized because of their sexual orientation,” said Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski to BuzzFeed News.
And it’s even more draconian than the Anti-Homosexuality Act, struck down earlier this year.
Sam Ganafa was arrested in November 2013 in the run-up to passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act.
If the case had gone to court, the defendants would have been the first ever to be tried for sodomy in Uganda even though homosexuality has been criminalized for more than a century.
“Should we endlessly involve Uganda in endless wars with our potential partners in trade on account of this group of voluntary homosexuals?”
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Troops from Uganda and Burundi, deployed under a United Nations mandate to stabilize Somalia, are allegedly exploiting medical services and aid for sex.
“There is nothing about the stoning of six people to death — we don’t have anything about that,” the station’s publicity manager told BuzzFeed.
American groups sent out a fundraising appeal over the weekend claiming LGBT people had been stoned to death. But Ugandan activists say there is no evidence that ever happened.
“It seems that Uganda is not committed to scaling down this pandemic — Uganda has chosen to moralize.”
From Uganda to the West Bank, people are seeing an eerie familiarity when looking at events in Ferguson, Mo. Some are sharing their horror, others their advice in how to deal with a police crackdown.
The government will instruct the attorney general to drop its appeal of a ruling striking down the law, local media report.
Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding Uganda’s brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. “I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no.”
The march took place as a strict anti-gay law is being fought over in Uganda’s highest court. There were no protesters, and the celebration was invitation-only.
The $600,000 contract with Mercury LLC is to monitor coverage and lobby on behalf of President Yoweri Museveni and Uganda.
The news could cast a pall over a pride event planned in the Ugandan capital on Saturday.
A new vote would violate rules of procedure and risk new international outcry. But some lawmakers want to do it so badly they’re bursting into song — literally.
“This is an important step in the right direction for the human rights not just of the LGBT community but of all Ugandans,” a spokesperson for the National Security Council said.
“We become legal again!” said LGBT activist Frank Mugisha. But Ugandan LGBT activists are bracing for a violent backlash to the decision.
“I am very optimistic that they will strike it down,” said Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda.
“I would acknowledge we’re sometimes slow,” Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski said.
The court opened hearings Wednesday over the government’s objections.
This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
But human rights activists in the region aren’t cheering.
Ugandan Foreign Ministry says new anti-gay law “has been misinterpreted as a piece of legislation intended to punish and discriminate against people of a ‘homosexual orientation.’” This post has been updated.
“This is like a second or third nail into our coffin.”