Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People

By Austin Bryan, Research Fellow 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

Sexual Minorities Uganda Statement on Cancellation of Pride 2017 Opening Gala

16th August 2017 Kampala Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex organizations in Uganda strongly condemns the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo’s directive that led to the halting of the Pride Uganda 2017 opening Gala scheduled for today at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. This cancellation

Sexual Minorities Uganda Begins Conversation On Intimate Partner Violence amongst LGBTI Persons With This Hotline.

Sexual Minorities Uganda together with some member organization have taken up the fight against IPV-Intimate Partner Violence by engaging in an online conversation on the matter. Yesterday 9th August 2017 a group of about 10 activists took to the internet in a campaign dubbed #IPVEndsWithU where they shared different stories on IPV and solutions on

Speaker Rebeca Kadaga Reiterates Call For Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Speaker Kadaga: There is no bill on Homosexuality,what we need is a new bill after the court nullified the Anti Homosexuality Act.#PlenaryUg — Parliament Watch (@pwatchug) June 20, 2017 The Speaker Of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has reiterated the need for legislation against LGBTI persons in Uganda. While addressing plenary yesterday she said “There is no

SMUG Statement on SMUG vs Lively Ruling in the U.S. District Court Of Massachusetts

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG on June 5, 2017 received a summary judgment from the US District Court sitting at Springfield-Massachusetts which was presided over by Judge Michael A Ponsor, in which SMUG sued Scott Lively, an American extreme evangelist under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) for his actions of aiding and abetting a vicious and frightening

Update on SMUGVsURSB Court Case.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG together with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum-HRAPF had a strategic meeting on 11th May 2017 to discuss the issues to be raised in support of the applicants submissions in the Miscellaneous Application No. 96/206. The meeting was largely a legal strategic meeting involving the lawyers representing the case, legal minds, petitioners

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG To File Written Submissions On 15th May 2017 in the SMUGVsURSB Case.

Hon Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa has adjourned the case where Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG is suing Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB for refusal to reserve the name Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG. Counsels representing SMUG namely Counsel Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi and Counsel Patricia Kimera are expected to file written submissions on the 15th of May 2017. In these submissions the