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

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


November 14, 2019 Kampala – Uganda. For Immediate Release and Distribution:   On ­ Sunday 10th November 2019, fully armed Uganda Peoples Defense Forces officials, Local Defense Unit officers and the Uganda Police Force Officers raided an LGBTIQ friendly entertainment center known as Ram Bar. In the presence of media, these armed forces brutally arrested 125


(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 Advocacy Strategy meeting for the SMUG Vs URSB Civil Appeal Case.

Sexual Minorities Uganda-SMUG on the 23rd August 2019 had an advocacy strategy meeting for the SMUG Vs URSB Civil Appeal Case. This after Honorable  Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa on 14th June 2018  upheld Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB refusal to reserve and register Sexual Minorities Uganda saying the name is undesirable. In her ruling Justice Basaza said although

Sexual Minorities Uganda Joins PITCH Platform Members For The Mid Year Review Meeting.

Sexual Minorities Uganda joined PITCH platform members for the mid year review meeting. According to our Research and Documentation officer Richard Lusimbo, the meeting will address the outcomes from the advocacy work done between January and June 2019 and also focus on planning for 2020. “Sexual Minorities Uganda has made great progress on towards achieving