Archive for the ‘Uganda’ category

On Wednesday, August 14th Judge Michael Ponsor (D.Ct. Mass) ruled on a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), a Uganda-based coalition of LGBTI rights and advocacy groups, against Scott Lively, President of Abiding Truth Ministries, charging him with violating international law by inciting the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.  This […]

Update from Tanya Domi on the Namigadde case: Brenda Namigadde, a Uganda lesbian who is fighting deportation to Uganda, has been released tonight, United Kingdom-based  LGBT Asylum News just tweeted late this afternoon. The judge however, Lord Justice Maurice Kay, has prohibited the government, press and any one else in the United Kingdom from speaking or […]

LGBT Asylum News is reporting that Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde’s deportation hearing in London has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 7th. Via  Twitter: “Update:  #BrendaNamigadde next hearing is Monday, in London http://bit.ly/fvnvzj.” Namigadde is the Uganda lesbian who last week won a temporary reprieve from her certain deportation death, as British officials claimed she was unable to “prove” […]

More from Tanya Domi on Ugandan: Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde tonight won a temporary reprieve from likely deportation to Uganda – and subsequent certain death — when a British High Court judge granted an injunction temporarily staying her scheduled deportation to Kampala, on the same day slain gay rights leader David Kato was buried in his ancestral home of […]

Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, offers the following thoughts on the murder of David Kato: Just as Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) claimed Matthew Shepard’s hate-crime murder was the by-product of a robbery, police in Kampala, Uganda, are calling LGBT activist David Kato’s brutal death-by-bludgeoning a […]

Last week a court in Uganda issued a decision permanently enjoining a daily Kampala newspaper from printing the names and addresses of persons alleged to be gay or lesbian, and awarded damages to those whose identities the paper had already been published.  On the front page of the paper, above the pictures of the supposed […]

A Ugandan court today issued a permanent injunction banning the media from listing the names and addresses of Ugandans thought to be gay and awarded the plaintiffs damages and attorneys fees (1.5 million Uganda shillings, or about 650 dollars).   The ruling came in a case brought by three people from a gay rights group, Sexual […]

From Sunday’s New York Times To the Editor: Re “Hate Begets Hate” (editorial, Jan. 5): You rightly call for “the United States and others” to send a clear message to Uganda that passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill would cost it “millions of dollars in foreign aid.” It is best to use that pressure soon, however, because […]

As if the so-called “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” pending before the Ugandan legislature were not enough, now comes Rwanda: Rwandan Parliament to Vote on Criminalizing Homosexuality This Week This week, the lower house of the Rwandan Parliament will vote on a draft revision of the penal code that will, for the first time, make homosexuality a crime […]

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