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Irish Foreign Affairs Denounces Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Laws as ‘Draconian’

Irish Foreign Affairs Denounces Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Laws as ‘Draconian’

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade has condemned the signing into law of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, adding to an already deadly atmosphere for LGBT people in the African nation. On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law new legislation that provides for 14-year prison sentences for first-time offenders and life sentences […]

Ugandan Minister: Healthcare For All Despite Anti-Gay Law

Ugandan Minister: Healthcare For All Despite Anti-Gay Law

The Ugandan health minister, Dr Rugunda, has stated that everyone, gay or straight, will have full access to medical treatment, in spite of the recent anti-homosexuality bill. Dr Rugunda told the BBC  that homosexuals will not be discriminated against when seeking medical treatment. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed in December, and aid charities are beginning to warn that […]

Comment: We Can’t Be Complacent About Uganda

Comment: We Can’t Be Complacent About Uganda

Scott De Buitléir writes about what can be done for the Ugandan LGBT community from Ireland, and why they already have some strong support in other countries “Ah, sure it’s terrible, isn’t it?” That’s an obvious, but realistic, generalisation of how your Joe Soap may respond to you, if you were to talk to him […]

Uganda Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

As the Ugandan Parliament passed their Anti-Homosexuality Bill yesterday, the world’s various LGBT groups, as well as the British and American governments, have condemned what has been widely seen as one of the worst laws against LGBT people in modern times. The Bill, if signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni, would give authorities the power […]