The book chapter Richard Lusimbo and I wrote on the history of the kuchu (LGBT) human rights movement in Uganda is now available in the new book “Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope” published by the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Richard and I … Continue reading New Book Chapter: “Kuchu resilience and resistance in Uganda: a history”
August 28, 2017 Kampala, Uganda — Today Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, announced that Uganda has approved funds for the “Pornography Control Committee,” which will not only persecute those found publishing or in possession of “pornography” but also be used to “detect” LGBT persons. At a press conference at the Uganda Media Center, following the launch … Continue reading Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People
August 27, 2017 Kampala -- Yesterday the opening night of Uganda Pride 2017 was cancelled after the Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, deployed Uganda Police at the event venue, threatened to arrest those expected to attend and “physically harm” a prominent LGBT activist. Needless to say, many in the Ugandan LGBT community were disappointed, … Continue reading Simon Lokodo: Reread the Ugandan Constitution, Pride is not illegal
April 22, 2016 Today was the publication and launch of, "And That's How I Survived Being Killed": Testimonies of Human Rights Abuses From Uganda's Sexual and Gender Minorities by Sexual Minorities Uganda. The report includes testimonies from interviews of selected cases from the 264 documented cases of human rights abuses toward sexual and gender minorities … Continue reading New Report: “And That’s How I Survived Being Killed”
The United States is recruiting the world’s doctors — and from the very places that need MDs the most. Dubbed the “international brain drain,” the United States leads the way in attracting international doctors, especially those from Africa. The United States, with its high salaries, attracts more international doctors every year than Britain, Canada and Australia combined. … Continue reading U.S. recruiting Africa’s doctors for placements no one wants
The second report ever released by the United Nations on protecting LGBT rights was published today by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report outlines steps for governments to take in stopping LGBT discrimination.