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Uganda seeks to reinstate anti-gay bill

President wants to introduce new version of controversial anti-gay law that was earlier overturned, politician says.

Wisconsin Nominates Wingnut To Congress

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In choosing State Sen Glenn Grothman on Tuesday, Wisconsin Republicans selected a congressional nominee who is anti-Martin Luther King Jr. Day and supported Uganda's anti-gay laws.

Uganda’s President Looks Like He’s Backing Down On His Country’s Anti-LGBT Bill

The anti-gay bill struck down last week in Uganda looks like it may actually -stay- dead. At least for now. The post Uganda’s President Looks Like He’s Backing Down On His Country’s Anti-LGBT Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

UGANDA: President Urges Parliament To Slow Reinstatement Of Anti-Gay Act

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month, saying the measure is not a priority and could hurt the country’s economic development. Show More Summary

Swedish Musician Erik Toro Celebrates LGBT Rights in Hit Pop Song

4 months agoLGBT / Gay :

The Swedish musician tackles Uganda, Russia & hate crimes in 'The Right' read more

Uganda anti-gay law to be re-introduced in parliament: speaker

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Kampala (AFP) - Ugandan lawmakers will vote on reinstating a severe anti-gay law just weeks after it was scrapped by the country's constitutional court, the parliamentary speaker said on Tuesday.

Uganda's Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law: lawmaker

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

The Rumpus Interview with Douglas Cruickshank

Writer, editor, and photographer Douglas Cruickshank talks about retiring to Uganda, his new book Somehow: Living on Uganda Time, and the perils of writing about Africa as a Westerner.

Comedy - Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me (Sydney Opera House)

Thu 20 Nov Off the back of her US tour, Chelsea Handler, the host of late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, is bringing it to Australia for a limited set of dates....

Kenya Drafts 'Stone The Gays' Bill

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Taking their cues from Uganda, The Republican Liberty Party of Kenya has drafted their very own version of the "Kill the Gays" bill that calls for public death by stoning for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as "committing the acts...

Uganda Stages First Gay Pride Since ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill’ Invalidated

4 months agoLGBT / Gay :

About 200 LGBTQ Ugandans celebrated the court ruling on saturday. read more

PHOTOS: Ugandans Defy Government Intolerance To Hold Gay Pride Rally

Uganda's anti-homosexuality law is dead -- for now -- so the LGBT community in Uganda is celebrating. The post PHOTOS: Ugandans Defy Government Intolerance To Hold Gay Pride Rally appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Uganda Pride Sends Message: Some Ugandans Are Gay, Get Over It

Six months after President Yoweri Museveni signs a draconian antigay bill into law, and less than two weeks after that law was overturned, (invitation-only) Uganda Pride goes off without a hitch. read more

UGANDA: Gay Pride Event Held After Overturn Of Anti-Homosexuality Act

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Agency Press France: Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed. This event is to bring us together. Show More Summary

Aid & development links: Ebola, solar, press freedom, hunger, Uganda & more

Ebola fears undermine regional peace keeping plans in Africa. China will install more solar power than the US. The biggest rises and falls in press freedom around the world in 2014? Read the new Reporters without Borders Freedom Index. 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. Show More Summary

Compassionate Fashion: TOMTOM Limited Edition TRIBE Necklaces

TRIBE, a social business that works with women in Uganda to help them sell their wares, is teaming up with L.A. jewelry brand TOMTOM to sell limited edition necklaces. Each piece combines the signature hand-rolled paper beads of TRIBE craftswomn together with tiny geometric brass beads that reflect the architectural aesthetic of TOMTOM Jewelry. Show More Summary

LGBT Ugandans Hold Pride Parade In the Wake of Anti-gay Law's Invalidation

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Saturday, Uganda's LGBT and ally community marched through the lakeside town of Entebbe - the third annual gay pride celebration and the first public event since a Ugandan court invalidated the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act last week. The AP reports:...

Ebola Panic Spreads as First Patient Tested in East Africa Since 2012

Uganda is investigating the possibility that one of its citizens has the Ebola virus that has been sweeping through West Africa. A Uganda health ministry spokesperson said, “There is a suspected case, samples have been taken from the...Show More Summary

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation. read more

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