Health Workers & the LGBTIQ Response to COVID19 in Uganda.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG in partnership with Amnesty Denmark held an online meeting with LGBTIQ people and health workers from various parts of the country. The meeting was meant to discuss,  Health, Communication and Security during the COVID-19 pandemic .While giving the opening remarks, Dr Frank Mugisha the Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director thanked the participants for

BREAKING THE SILENCE ON INCREASED VIOLENCE AND ABUSE TARGETING LGBTIQ UGANDANS.

Kampala Uganda; 17th MAY 2020 Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (Idahobit). The 17th of May is a day dedicated to awareness raising about the stigma, discrimination, violence and repression targeting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer communities around the

Sexual Minorities Uganda joins webinar to discuss the issues faced by the LGBTIQ community because of COVID-19.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG joined Right Here Right Now Uganda-RHRN for a webinar aimed at addressing the issues faced by the LGBTIQ community because of COVID-19. The discussion was moderated by the SMUG Research and Documentation Officer Richard Lusimbo who guided the panel to put across pertinent issues. They were joined by community members and allies who

LBQ women in Uganda share lived realities During COVID-19 to mark Lesbian Visibility Day.

Today Sexual Minorities Uganda has joined the rest of the world to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day. On this day, we have chosen highlight the lived realities of some LBQ women in Uganda. These brave women have let us into their lives and are letting us know that despite the pandemic, they are determined to remain

Sexual Minorities Uganda leads a discussion about a holistic approach to addressing the health needs of Key Populations in Uganda.

Over 60 Uganda Key Populations Consortium-UKPC members from all parts of the country gathered in Kampala for a Key Stakeholders meeting to discuss a holistic approach to addressing the health needs of KPs in Uganda. While speaking at the event Dr Kirusa Kiragu the UNAIDS Uganda Country Representative said “The impact of UKPC has been felt in other

Uganda’s LGBTIQ community declares 26th January Annual Kuchu Memorial day As they Celebrate David Kato’s 9th Memorial.

26th January has been declared the Annual Kuchu Memorial day. On this day, the LGBTIQ community in Uganda will observe the memory of all our beloved fallen comrades including the late David Kato. Last year alone saw at least four (4) recorded cases where LGBTIQ people who were beaten to death due to homophobia. The four

UGANDA MUST NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE LGBTI COMMUNITY

(Kampala, Uganda) 9th October, 2019 Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to strongly condemn the brutal murder of Brian Wasswa – a young paralegal professional, respected community member, and Children of the Sun Foundation (COSF) focal person living in Jinja. On Friday 4th October

Sexual Minorities Uganda Holds Dialogue Visits With Eastern Region membership Organizations.

Sexual Minorities Uganda visited and held dialogue meetings with three membership organizations in the Eastern Region of Uganda. These organizations include Triumph Uganda, Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment  Organization – ERWEO, and Holistic Organization to Promote Equality-Hope Mbale. Sean Awali the Executive director hope Mbale thanked SMUG for including the organization in all aspects of programming.