Top Ugandan Court Seals the fate of LGBT+ people, endorses Anti-Homosexuality Act


Justices declare it can remain in force despite violating rights to health, privacy and religion Uganda’s Constitutional Court ruled today that the nation’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 violates citizens’ “right to health, privacy and freedom of religion” but did not block or suspend it. Al Jazeera reported: Uganda’s Constitutional Court rejects petition against anti-gay law Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 ….  Read More

Homophobic violence targets a trans woman, HIV counselor, allegedly gay man in a bar.


By Joto La Jiwe Uganda is enduring a surge of homophobic attacks as homophobes use the cover of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 (AHA) to commit acts of terror against presumed LGBTQI+ persons. The trend is escalating, with videos depicting the beating and humiliation of individuals based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender ….  Read More

Uganda to loose AGOA slot due to gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”


Letters to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on Intent to Terminate the Designation of the Central African Republic, the Gabonese Republic, Niger, and the Republic of Uganda as Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Dear Mr. Speaker:   (Dear Madam President:)In accordance with section 506A(a)(3)(B) of the ….  Read More

Two suspected Gay men arrested in salon


Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga addresses journalists at the force headquarters in Naguru, Kampala on October 23, 2023. PHOTO | FRANK BAGUMA By Peter Sserugo What you need to know: Since the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in May 2023, police have heightened efforts to apprehend suspects on allegations of engaging in unnatural practices ….  Read More

Uganda’s anti-gay law has turned camps into prisons for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers


The legislation is making a mockery of the country’s hard-earned reputation as a beacon of progressive refugee policy. Mateusz M. Krawczyk Researcher currently investigating identity, belonging, and self-reliance among refugees in Uganda Republish this article BYSTRZYCA KŁODZKA, Poland Uganda is home to the largest refugee population in Africa – and the third largest in the ….  Read More

New report paints violence surge post anti-homosexuality law enactment


Friday, September 29, 2023 By STEPHEN KAFEERO What you need to know: – 180 incidents of evictions, displacement & banishments.- 176 incidents of torture & cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.- 159 incidents of discrimination.- 102 incidents of anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal ideation & depression. A new report alleges a staggering rise in human rights violations against ….  Read More

UN closes its human rights office in Uganda as government ends an agreement allowing it to operate


BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ human rights office in Uganda will close this weekend after the East African country decided not to renew an agreement allowing it to operate, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Friday. The closure comes amid concern over human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in Uganda and a new ….  Read More

‘More Hunted Than Before’: LGBTQ Ugandans Live in Fear Under Anti-Homosexuality Law


Disowned by their families, evicted by their landlords, and persecuted by the state, LGBTQ Ugandans have fewer and fewer places to turn Kampala, Uganda | Nakisanze Segawa & Beatrice Lamwaka – Global Press Journal Uganda | Just two days after the Ugandan Parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act in March, Sam, a lesbian, who prefers to be identified by ….  Read More

Efforts to evacuate rights defenders and most at risk LGBT Activists from Uganda intensify.


Press release from 05/30/2023 Berlin. May 30, 2023. Yesterday, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni massively intensified the criminalization of queer people in Uganda. The draft law was passed by Parliament in March and then revised again. In the future, so-called severe homosexuality can be punished with the death penalty. The new law also includes an article prohibiting “soliciting homosexuality”. Lesbians, gays, ….  Read More

Today in the Press


Anti-gay law assent shakes Uganda relation with West Tuesday, May 30, 2023 By Franklin Draku What you need to know: The divide in opinion over homosexuality, made more polarised by Mr Museveni signing of the anti-gay legislation, has stirred a dilemma for development partners on whether to cut aid. President Museveni has defied international pressure and ….  Read More

Looming uncertainty as Uganda anti LGBTQ law is passed


ReutersMay 29, 20239:13 PM GMT+3Updated 31 min ago Summary Law punishes ‘aggravated homosexuality’ with deathWidespread condemnation from WestLGBTQ activists vow court challenge KAMPALA, May 29 (Reuters) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world’s toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, drawing Western condemnation and risking sanctions from aid donors. Same-sex ….  Read More

Uganda passes bill banning identifying as LGBTQ


Reuters [2/4] Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament Asuman Basalirwa, addresses the house as he participates in the debate of the Anti-Homosexuality bill, which proposes tough new penalties for same-sex relations during a sitting at the Parliament buildings in Kampala, Uganda March 21, 2023. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa Read more1234 KAMPALA, March 21 (Reuters) – Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed ….  Read More

International News


Putin signs expanded anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia, in latest crackdown on rights By Ivana Kottasová and Anna Chernova, CNNUpdated 11:28 AM EST, Mon December 5, 2022 ‘Let them live there’: Russia claims harsh anti-LGBTQ law is defense against US influence02:57 – Source: CNNCNN —  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a bill that expands a ban on so-called LGBTQ ….  Read More

Politics of hatred:


Deputy Speaker, Tayebwa vows to oppose homosexuality The Ugandan delegation at the ongoing 61st session of the Organization of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States Parliamentary Assembly has vowed to oppose plans by pro-gay nations to impose the promotion of homosexuality and abortion as new conditions for trade and aid relationships with the European Union. ….  Read More

Gov’t suspends sexual minorities NGO


Samuel Muhimba August 6, 2022 SMUG fights for LGBTI rights in Uganda The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau) has halted operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) with immediate effect.SMUG is an organization that fights against discrimination of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons in Uganda.According to the statement by the executive ….  Read More

Legendary gay and lesbian rights defender Desmond Tutu has died


by Kikonyogo Kivumbi Desmond Tutu , the iconic  LGBT human rights defender and anti-apartheid champion, the retired archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, has died. Tutu, who referred to South Africa as a rainbow nation, rallying people on behalf of unity in diversity — including queer people — was 90 years old. From the African Human Rights Media Network In 2013, in ….  Read More

Religious leaders in Uganda vow: We’ll include LGBTIQ people

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by Joto La Jiwe More than 35 religious leaders in Uganda have vowed to preach, practice, and promote inclusivity in their places of worship, saying that exclusion has done harm to minority populations like the LGBTIQ community. The leaders made the pledge during a religious inclusivity workshop organized last month by the East Africa Visual Artists ….  Read More



This article is an adaptation from featuring the celebrated gay rights defender Frank Mugisha recently. Ugandans take part in the third annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda on August 9, 2014. Photo by AP/Rebecca Vassie On May 31, police raided a Ugandan LGBTQ+ shelter, arresting 44 people and charging ….  Read More

HRW exposes LGBT human rights abuses in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda


by Colin Stewart Arbitrary arrests in Ghana. Homophobic censorship in Kenya. Round-ups of LGBT people in Rwanda. Human Rights Watch turned a spotlight on each of those abuses in recent days. These are excerpts from HRW’s recent coverage of: Ghana;Kenya; andRwanda. Extreme Anti-LGBT Bill Stokes Hostility Ghana: LGBT Activists Face Hardships After Detention Arbitrary arrests and ….  Read More



Here at LGBTQI VOICES UGANDA ORGANISATION we are deeply concerned with the manner in which NGOs operations have been stopped by the Non-Governmental Organisations [NGO] regulatory body; Operations of 54 NGOs in Uganda were stopped by the National body citing non-compliance concerns to the NGO Act 2016 such as delayed renewal of permits, filing of ….  Read More

Youth destinated for Copenhagen2021 Eurogames flee after police attack


Politiet i Uganda jakter på homofile og lesbiske.Homofile og lesbiske risikerer 10 års fengsel for “ulovlig homoseksualitet”.I Uganda har livssituasjonen for skeive gått fra svært vanskelig til umulig.-På kvelden, torsdag 22. juli 2021 går politiet til razzia mot en leilighet med homofile og lesbiske i Ugandas hovedstad, Kampala. 3 uniformerte og 5 sivile politimenn stormer ….  Read More

Uganda: Fueling anti-LGBTQI sentiment to stay in power


OPINION Opinions|LGBTQ Courtesy: The Ugandan government continues to use anti-LGBTQI rhetoric and policies to rally support amid declining popularity. Godiva AkulloAdvocate of the High Court of UgandaRosebell KagumireRosebell Kagumire is a feminist writer, award-winning blogger and social-political commentator. 19 Jun 2021 On May 31, the Uganda police arrested 44 people at an LGBTQI shelter ….  Read More

Uganda: 44 arrests came at alleged gay wedding


courtesy of by Colin Stewart, Erasing 76 Crimes Responding to a report of an alleged gay wedding under way yesterday, police in Kampala, Uganda, raided a party at the Happy Family youth shelter and arrested 44 party-goers. Charges of violating Covid-19 regulations were filed against 42 of them, according to a statement by the LGBT-friendly legal services organization HRAPF, the ….  Read More

Uganda criminalizes homosexuality again


Uganda has for the second time within seven years criminalized gay sex and this time imposed a 10-year jail term for convicts.The new offence and penalties were contained in the report of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee presented to the House, and Members of Parliament scrutinizing provisions of the Sexual Offences Bill, 2019, passed ….  Read More

Welcome to our new volunteer


LGBTQ Voices Uganda welcomes a new volunteer. Sandra(She/Her) is a talented individual who works in the information science industry, with an interest in creating and disseminating information. She brings that creativity to the Team – seeking to find new ways of getting the organization’s programs and services out to our Community. Check out the volunteer ….  Read More

Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya


By WASHINGTON GIKUNJU Ugandan queer rights / political activist, and scholar of sexuality, Dr. Stella Nyanzi, has fled to Nairobi, Kenya. This was confirmed by her lawyer, Prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah, who cited political persecution by President Yoweri Museveni’s government for the move. Dr Nyanzi, a former research fellow at Makerere University who ran for ….  Read More

Museveni blames Homosexuals for supporting Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi

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The Ugandan President Yoweri Tebuhaburwa Museveni has blamed the current political unrest in Uganda, on foreign powers and Homosexuals, while addressing a campaign rally today in the north-western town of Moroto. The president indicated that foreign powers that support the popular musician cum turned politician, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, AKA Bobi Wine are responsible for ….  Read More

Gospel Artist, Julie Mutesasira attacked by Ugandan Media and Pastors for Celebrating her marriage:


Wednesday morning saw social media go wild when Pastor Steven Mutesasira’s ex-lover Julie Mutesasira Nalujja’s photos while kissing a fellow female identified as Linet during their wedding surfaced. The photos which were exposed by popular city pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha elicited mixed reactions from a number of her followers causing an uproar. When pastor Mondo ….  Read More

Let’s support those who support us: DR Stella resorts to LGBT people for Money.


Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer for Kampala City woman MP Dr Stella Nyanzi appeals to guy people for to fund her parliamentary campaigns. Former Makerere medical anthropologist lecturer popularly known as Nnalongo Owenene wrote a letter to renown guy activists Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John asking for campaign funds. The letter titled ….  Read More

Homophobia In Africa: Anti-Queerness in Africa is Complicated.


Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 03 Nov 2020 Thirty African countries have laws against homosexuality, but debate still rages over whether homophobia is endemic to Africa or a European import. “Leftover colonial laws” against queerness are only partially responsible, said Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed, a professor of journalism and mass communications at the University ….  Read More

COVID 19 :Stay Safe


Safety against Corona virus COVID 19 21th March 2020 LGBTQI Voices Uganda: Having a say about Coronavirus – COVID-19 Here at LGBTQI Voices Uganda , we care about the health and safety of everyone and the entire LGBTIQ Community. Even as the world has been brought down by the outbreak of the Coronavirus-COVID19, as of ….  Read More

We Shall not accept LGBT community in the Church, re-iterates the Out-going Archbishop of the Church Of Uganda.


The out going Archbishop of Uganda, Stanlet Ntagali, has made it clear once again that the Church of Uganda shall not allow any gay culture and activities within the church. His message comes at a time when the LGBTQ+ community is increasingly being tormented from all corners of society, and the law of the nation.Most ….  Read More