LGBTQI+ Ugandans have long been denied access to medical services, forcing them to dangerously self-medicate. Now some doctors and activists are coming out to condemn medical discrimination against LGBTQI+ people.
Access to HIV Care: Are Some Ugandans More Equal Than Others?
Although Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was annulled in 2014, stigma still prevents LGBTQI+ people from accessing healthcare.
Taboom Director Brian Pellot leads Reuters/Hivos Course on LGBTQI+ Rights in Nairobi
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Hivos East Africa workshop included 10 journalists and 10 activists from Kenya and Uganda.
VIDEO: LGBTQI+Religion Reporting in Sub-Saharan Africa Panel
This panel brings together journalists and activists from four African nations to discuss challenges in covering religion and LGBTQI+ issues in their communities.
In Uganda, parents seek controversial genital surgery for intersex babies
KAMPALA, Uganda — An intersex rights group says operations carried out in Uganda are unnecessary and sometimes botched, advising parents to wait until after children have reached puberty before making any decisions on surgery.
Uganda’s LGBT faith leaders say God’s love is unconditional
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan human rights activist Barigye Ambrose profiles religious LGBTI Ugandans and their allies who have stood firm in the face of local homophobia.
Mass. pastor Scott Lively faces possible fine for harsh anti-gay efforts in Uganda
A federal lawsuit lodged by a Ugandan LGBT advocacy group alleges Scott Lively conspired with Ugandan religious and political leaders to incite anti-gay sentiment resulting in discrimination, arrest, torture and murder in that country.
Ugandan priest: LGBT people are fleeing for Kenya to avoid rampant discrimination
In Uganda, LGBT people are beaten, raped, evicted and dismissed from their jobs because of their sexual identity or orientation, said the Rev. Anthony Musaala during a speaking engagement. Even associating with or advocating for LGBT people may invite discrimination, he said.