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

World AIDS Day Commemoration Statement.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG in conjunction with Ice Breakers Uganda-IBU celebrated World AIDS Day with the theme “Accelerating momentum in HIV prevention”. While Uganda has made remarkable progress in respect to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the recent AIDS indicator survey 2015 showed HIV prevalence rate of 7.3% among people aged 15-49 which is still high. Currently

For you, Austin

Sexual Minorities Uganda – SMUG today joins the family and friends of Austin Bryan as he celebrates his 21st Birthday. Austin spent a whole year starting from June 2015 – June 2016 as a Research Intern in the Department of Research and Documentation at SMUG. Working closely with the Research and Documentation Officer Austin was

Special Tidings Upon Completing Ramadhan.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG congratulates Moslems as they celebrate Eid-El-Fitri today. May the day bless you all with a renewed spirit of love and oneness through its unmatched message of self-discipline, sacrifice and charity as has been in the month of Ramadhan. Today Sexual Minorities Uganda celebrates all Muslim human rights defenders that help us with

Happy 2016!

As this year 2015 comes to an end, we acknowledge that it has been an incredible year. We celebrate our successes and turn our challenges into opportunities to keep advancing justice and equality for all. We would like to thank you ALL for the moral, technical and financial support you have extended to us. Our

SMUG CONGRATULATES GALZ ON PRESTIGIOUS FELIPA DE SOUZA AWARD

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG congratulates Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe-GALZ on being awarded with the prestigious Felipa de Souza award, 2015 by Outright Action International, formerly International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. SMUG Executive Director Dr Frank Mugisha says “GALZ has been doing great work for the last decade; I hope this award inspires them

SMUG DEMANDS JUDICIAL JUSTICE.

Sexual Minorities Uganda calls upon the judiciary to fulfill its obligation by allowing the case in which Fr Simon Lokodo the State Minister of Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the President, in the Cabinet of Uganda is accused to unlawfully closing down a workshop organized by LGBTI persons in Uganda. Sexual Minorities Uganda