Tag Archive | Kampala

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

A Ugandan court on Monday ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people, jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus, after public prosecutors withdrew the charges. The 13 gay men, two bisexual men, and four transgender women, were arrested on March 29, when police raided an LGBT+ shelter on the outskirts of Kampala. […]

Africa: Coronavirus takes toll on LGBT+ with evictions and arrests

Africa: Coronavirus takes toll on LGBT+ with evictions and arrests

Just before breakfast on a Sunday morning, Ugandan security forces stormed an LGBT+ shelter outside the capital Kampala, accusing more than 20 gay, bisexual, and transgender people of spreading the new coronavirus. Eye-witnesses said the police took everyone’s phones and shoes, and soldiers bound their hands with rope and marched them barefoot to a nearby […]

Uganda: Gay Pride Rally Held Near Capital Kampala

Uganda: Gay Pride Rally Held Near Capital Kampala

A gay Pride rally has been held just outside the capital city of Kampala, Uganda, on Saturday last, after a week of celebrations by the LGBT community, marking one year since anti-gay legislation was overturned in the country. Saturday 8th August was Pride Day for the Ugandan LGBT community, and featured the Pride Parade, followed […]

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 […]