President Museveni of Uganda signs into law a bill that sentences LGBTQ people convicted of sodomy, gay marriage, or promotion of homosexual activities to life imprisonment.
The UK Border Agency has detained Ugandan asylum seeker Jacqueline Nantumbwe, placing her at risk of abuse and deportation unless she can “prove” she’s gay.
From India to Uganda, the legacy of British colonial sodomy laws live on today in many countries around the world. What can or should the Commonwealth do about this, if anything at all?
Brush up on this year’s biggest news so you can impress that cute girl at your New Year’s Eve party.
March 11th was Commonwealth Day! The Queen did some stuff to celebrate: most notably, she signed an equal rights charter, which is the first time in her 61-year reign that she’s publicly supported gay rights.
Hillary Clinton is a 21st Century Girl, Drag Queens love themselves, and gay people around the globe are making strides!
The River and the Mountain, by British playwright Beau Hopkins, might be the most dangerous play in town. Because that town is Kampala, Uganda, and this play is about a gay person.
In Nabagesera’s words, “the struggle for human rights is one struggle and no human rights defender should be left to do this work alone. Courage is our virtue, and freedom is our goal.”
It now appears that the vote that was rescheduled to Friday never occurred, and the bill has expired, effectively taking it off the table for the time being.
Online petitions had over 1.4 million signatures as of yesterday afternoon, and the impending vote on Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill is temporarily called off.
Sign this petition, for starters.
The incredibly true story of my first two months in Kampala, Uganda, where I really can’t tell anyone that I’m gay.
“Who will they demonize if not the gays?”
What happens when homosexuals and conservatives come together? Something different every time, apparently! Stories from Maryland’s gay marriage debate, the Conservative Political Action Conference, the National Prayer Breakfast and more.
“We want the government to hang people who promote homosexuality, not for the public to attack them. We said they should be hanged, not stoned or attacked.”
A UN General Assembly Committee just voted to stop including sexual orientation on a list that protects people against discrimination-based arbitrary executions. In other international news: two Brazilian troops arrested in connection with gay shooting, couples get married in the air, Australia tracks its own gay-friendliness and in France gay marriage goes to the courts.
As you may or may not know, Current TV is a channel on your teevee if you live in the U.S., and it’s better than all the other channels. It’s responsible for That’s Gay, which you probably love, and Target: Women with Sarah Haskins, which isn’t on anymore, but which you probably also loved at […]
Rachel Maddow has decided what her show specializes in, and we like it. Also; Chicago’s only lesbian bar closes its doors, BBC newsgirl comes out, Kate Winslet is an ideal body type, Hillary Clinton, the TMI decade and why the hell do college kids get such long winter breaks?
Uganda’s backing up on the kill-the-gays bill. Also; lesbian lawyer is suing her former boss for $50 mil, Ann Nixon Cooper passes away at 107, queer the census, what it means to be trans, same-sex loving in Sweden, female athletes/horses, and lists of influential progressives and hot dead people. YEAH!
Uganda calls takebacks — killing gays will remain a piece of the anti-gay legislation after all. We look at other countries with similar laws and recent interviews with anti-gay leaders in Uganda. Also; GLSEN is counting the number of times you say “dyke” on twitter and we don’t understand why and an annoying columnist talks smack about the hot teacher makeout.