Anti-Gay Campaign Spreads Fear in Uganda

The jail sentences which an anti-gay bill in Parliament provides for are making people afraid to be seen talking to or socializing with their gay friends.

  • Uganda:  Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill Spreads Fear

    Inter Press Service, 6 December 2012

    Gay activist Gerald Ssentongo of Uganda is afraid to talk openly about his cause. Not only that, but he is terrified of being "caught" socialising with gay people and only meets ... read more »

A protester holds up a sign at a rally against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

  • Uganda:  Anti-Gay Campaign Fuelling HIV/Aids

    The Observer, 6 December 2012

    As the world marked World Aids Day last week, activists seized the opportunity to take a swipe at Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, saying it would worsen the HIV/AIDS scourge. ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Chilling Anti-Gay Bill Re-Emerges (Blog)

    Institute of Development Studies, 4 December 2012

    For those of us working internationally to uphold the rights of sexual minorities, the reappearance of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on the agenda for the Ugandan Parliament has ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Blog - Shhhh... We Are in Uganda! (opinion)

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 3 December 2012

    This is my first time in President Museveni's very conservative Uganda and I am amazed to see that the words 'gay' and 'lesbian' are not visible or audible - anywhere. Not in the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Response to Bahati's Claim That Death Penalty Was Removed From 'Kill the Gays' Bill (press release)

    All Out, 30 November 2012

    "David Bahati is one of the architects of Uganda's anti-gay bill. Bahati told the AP the death penalty was removed from the bill, yet no one has actually seen the latest version of ... read more »

  • Uganda:  British Producer Faces Jail Under Homophobic Law (press release)

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 27 November 2012

    "Absolute freedom of speech in enshrined in the constitution. The fundamentals of the law are that you can do and say what you like as long as you don't incite public disorder and ... read more »

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