COVID-19: END ARBITRARY RAIDS AND ARRESTS ON LGBTIQ SHELTERS

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.

Change The Narrative By Engaging in Active Advocacy.

Young people have been urged to engage in active advocacy if they are to bring about long lasting change especially within the health sector. According to the Sexual Minorities Uganda Research and Documentation officer Richard Lusimbo, change takes place at the local, national and global levels when youth through advocacy engage with police officers, religious

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

DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST LGBTIQ UGANDANS AND DESIST FROM VIOLENCE, PERSECUTION, ARREST, AND EXTORTION.

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