Statement On Closure Of Event To Mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Kampala – Thursday 17th May 2018 Sexual Minorities Uganda condemns the actions of the Uganda Police and the Minister of Ethics and Integrity in unlawfully interfering with and stopping an event held to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Today’s events come at a time when we are witnessing continuously narrowing

Sexual Minorities Uganda Statement on Postponed First Annual Conference on Key and Priority Populations.

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex organizations in Uganda is saddened by the postponement of the First Annual Conference on Key and Priority Populations. According to information sent by the National Organizing committee, the First Annual Conference on Key and Priority Populations Conference that was scheduled for 9th

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

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

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