Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGBTIQ community has also been affected in different ways. We have faced social, legal and economic challenges given homophobic attitudes and punitive laws in the country. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of different organisations working and dealing with the rights of the LGBTIQ people in Uganda. It mainly
The current COVID-19 pandemic has had very many different impacts both globally and even on individual communities. It has created a lot of instability in terms of sustainability and other different areas of people’s lives.Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) a network of different organisations working and dealing with the rights of the LGBTIQ people in Uganda.
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 prohibited people to people interactions and
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
There is a new normal in town, and it is called COVID-19. Everything from our daily routines, our finances, our shopping habits, our living arrangements, our social interactions and now also our exercise routines have changed. Also our sex lives! But probably not our sexual desires… While this new normal may be a time of
Kampala, Uganda; 9 April 2020 We are in unprecedented times. Reports from Wakiso, Masaka and Kampala confirm what we already knew – this pandemic is hitting LGBTIQ people the hardest. Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is appalled by the gross violation of rights of LGBTIQ persons by Ugandan authorities during the enforcement of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
Sexual Minorities Uganda joined Icebreakers Uganda this afternoon for an enlightening online conversation about how to cope with homophobic family members during this COVID-19 lock down. Due to the COVID-19 lock down, many LGBTIQ people have had to go back to their homes where they are faced with homophobia. Dr Frank Mugisha the Executive Director
It has been a week since the presidential directive that put restrictions on social,cultural,religious, political or any other gatherings. As of midday the 25th of March 2020, only 14 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Uganda. By now most of those in quarantine have already gotten over having to sleep in while those
20th March 2020 Sexual Minorities Uganda: Coronavirus – COVID-19 MEMO At Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG, we care about the health and safety of our members and the entire LGBTIQ Community. Although there is a worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus-COVID19, as of 20th March 2020 Midday (12:00PM) UGANDA has NO confirmed case of COVID19 according to