Candid Conversation With A Dr Serving the LGBTIQ community in Mbale.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people in Uganda continue to face discrimination in different ways especially in health care settings. This is why it is important that the health system is brought on board to provide friendly services to LGBTIQ people. While speaking during the Know Your Rights Eastern Region community dialogue


The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt presented an unprecedented condition that has affected and crippled the operation of businesses, offices, industries, travel, closure of airspace, and borders world over forcing governments to put in place extra preventive measures in-country to reduce the spread of the pandemic.   The President’s address[1] prohibited people to people interactions and

Know Your Rights, An Understanding of the Legal Framework for Advocacy during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Background; Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) through the REAct Project under Safety and Protection Department working with Research & Documentation and Linking Learning Department runs the KNOW YOUR RIGHTS program.  The Know your Rights Program is an initiative that started about three-four years ago against the need and background to equip LGBTI organization leaders and community

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

Good News: Uganda Government drops charges and sets free 19 members of the LGBTIQ community

18th/May/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) joins the rest of the LGBTIQ community in Uganda to celebrate the release of the 19 gay men and transwomen who have finally been set free after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) withdrew all charges against them. Dr. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of SMUG, says “I’m elated


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