Gay-Rights Play Producer on Trial in Uganda


The man behind the country's first-ever play about gay rights could face two years in jail after his arrest and subsequent release on bail.
First-Ever Gay Play in Uganda

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A theatre play on homosexuality is being staged for the first time in Uganda - a country which has proposed an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. "In Ugandan ...

  • Uganda:  Gay-Rights Play Causes High Drama

    Daily Maverick, 20 September 2012

    To stage a play about a gay man in a country where homosexuality is illegal takes some courage. It is that courage which put British Producer David Cecil in a Ugandan maximum ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Producer of Nation's First Gay Play Could Be Jailed

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 8 September 2012

    The British producer of the first-ever theatrical play about homosexuality in Uganda is facing legal consequences. David Cecil risks a two-year jail term in the East African ... read more »

  • Africa:  Behind the Scenes of the Nation's Anti-Homosexual Politics (opinion)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 6 September 2012

    A play suggesting there may be hidden agendas behind politicians' anti-gay rhetoric has been banned. read more »

  • Uganda:  First-Ever Gay Play in Uganda

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 24 August 2012

    For the first time, a theatre play on homosexuality is being staged in Uganda, where an Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been proposed. With The River & the Mountain, the actors ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Govt Becoming Intolerant, Human Rights Report Says

    The Observer, 21 August 2012

    Research and civil society organizations critical of the regime, have come under a spate of attacks from an intolerant government, claims the New York-based Human Rights Watch ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Clinton Hails Gay Rights Activists in Wary Uganda

    This Day, 4 August 2012

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday praised activists who opposed a tough draft law in Uganda targeting gays and lesbians, calling them an inspiration for others ... read more »

  • Uganda:  NGOs' Gay Plans Leak, Govt Furious

    The Observer, 27 June 2012

    The government says it has intercepted minutes of a recent meeting that discussed wide-ranging strategies on how to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Film - Murder and Threats Can't Stop Fight for Gay Rights

    Inter Press Service, 4 July 2012

    In Uganda, like in many sub-Saharan African countries, same-sex relationships are illegal and punishable by incarceration in prison for up to 14 years, legislation that is ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Govt Is Using Gay Issue to Fight NGOs - Ssewanyana (interview)

    The Observer, 3 July 2012

    Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) is one of the NGOs that now face a threat of closure after Ethics and Integrity Minister Rev Simon Lokodo accused them of promoting ... read more »

  • Africa:  Is Being Out Outside Uganda Any Easier?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 28 June 2012

    Last week, Uganda's Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo announced plans to ban 38 NGOs for allegedly promoting homosexuality and actively recruiting homosexuals. read more »

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