Ugandans Urged to Tackle Transphobia by Protecting the Trans Community In Uganda.

Sexual Minorities Uganda joined Trans Equality Network as they marked the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance- TDoR. The members of TEU say the day is important for them to celebrate their identities with the vibrant members of the community here in Uganda and across the globe. Sexual Minorities Uganda Programs Director Pepe Julian Onziema said,

HIV Organizations Decry “Political Interference” with HIV Response in Uganda

PRESS STATEMENT For Immediate Release:November 22 2018 Alliance of Women Advocating for Change • Sexual Minorities Uganda • Health GAP WONETHA • Uganda Harm Reduction Network • International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS Eastern Africa • Transgender Equality Uganda • Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) HIV Organizations Decry “Political Interference” with HIV Response in Uganda.

Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo Back at his Homophobic Antics!

Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo is back at his homophobic antics! He ordered that any Key Populations presentations be cancelled from the National HIV Prevention Symposium. Lokodo targeted Sexual Minorities Uganda Acting Programs Director Richard Lusimbo who after lots of research and preparation was excited to give a presentation about “Using Rights Evidence

Uganda’s Speaker Of Parliament Hailed For Homophobic Stance at Inter Parliamentary Union Summit in Geneva.

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has received lots of praise from members of parliament after she harshly criticized the president of the Inter Parliamentary Union Gabriella Barroza for trying to move a motion on homosexuality on the agenda of the IPU summit without the consent of both Arab and African representatives. According to Parliament

Sexual Minorities Uganda’s Statement on Continued Scapegoating of LGBTI Community in Uganda

Sexual Minorities Uganda would like to disassociate from the ongoing allegations by a cross section of individuals with the aim of associating the LGBTI community in Uganda for being the main “sponsors” of certain social, political or economic activities. While we encourage and respect each individual’s right to freely participant in any social, political and

Sexual Minorities Uganda: 2018 Mid Year Review

2018 has been a pivotal year for Sexual Minorities Uganda. Progress has been cited in each of our key thematic areas of programming (Advocacy and Law Reform; Research and Documentation; Capacity Development/Strengthening; Safety and Protection). Each area has been buttressed by a number of programs, campaigns and other efforts that will be outlined briefly below.

Why SMUG is .com not .org

When Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) was founded in March of 2004, its website’s domain name was “smug.org” as the Ugandan Constitution stipulates that any Ugandan can create an organization. Soon after the website’s release, SMUG employees noticed junk advertisements flooding the website. After approximately a week of inundating junk information, SMUG employees were unable to