SMUG and CCR Release Independent Expert Reports in Case Against U.S.-Based Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively-Reports Examine Atrocity Crimes, Minority Stress, International Law

Today, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released three independent expert reports submitted in conjunction with SMUG’s lawsuit against the U.S.-based anti-gay extremist Scott Lively charging him with conspiring to persecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in Uganda.   Said SMUG Executive Director Frank Mugisha, “These

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia-PRESS RELEASE

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) today joins the rest of the world to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia –IDAHOBIT with the theme: “Tell Your Story, Inspire Others.” Today we talk about impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on LGBT individual’s mental health and the misconception that Africans do not suffer from depression,

Number Of Men Seeking Medical Circumcision Services Declines

The number of men seeking medical circumcision services has declined following a requirement by the health ministry for all men to undergo tetanus vaccination before the procedure is executed. Dr Denis Bbaale, the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision coordinator at Infectious Diseases Institute says that although vaccination is necessary for protection of men against tetanus, its

Press Statement: SMUG Report Finds 264 Cases of Human Rights Abuses

22 April, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sexual Minorities Uganda has today launched a report titled, “And That’s How I Survived Being Killed”: Testimonies of Human Rights Abuses from Uganda’s Sexual and Gender Minorities. The report is intended to document the many forms of persecution that LGBT identifying individuals in Uganda face. In this report, based

SMUG Discusses Human Rights for Sexual Minorities with National Civil Society Organizations and Uganda Human Rights Commission.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC, Civil Society organizations and Sexual Minorities Uganda- SMUG have highlighted the need for more meetings to discuss the human rights for LGBTI identifying Ugandans. Speaking while opening a half day event to discuss Human Rights Issues for sexual minorities in Entebbe on 21st March 2016, the UHRC Acting Chairperson Dr

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) Executive Director Ssenfuka J Warren on significance of Women’s Day to her as a Lesbian in Uganda today.

Of what significance is women’s day to you as a lesbian woman in Uganda? I am a woman before am a lesbian, a lover of women who is passionate about women’s rights. Women’s day is important to me because I get to celebrate womanhood and the progress of all women in Uganda as we continue

Remembering David Kato at the fifth annual memorial

By Austin Bryan, Research and Documentation Intern Considered by many to be the “father” of the Ugandan LGBT movement, David Kato’s legacy continues to live on, as members of the Ugandan LGBT community came together Tuesday 26th 2016 to honor his life in a memorial with the theme “We celebrate your legacy.” Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo,