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  • 10th November 2011

    Ugandan activist receives RFK Human Rights Award 7

    Frank Mugisha is one of few openly gay Ugandan activists

    10:54 AM — Frank Mugisha is the second Ugandan gay rights activist to be honoured internationally in two months.

  • 21st October 2011

    Nigeria seeks to strengthen anti-gay laws 59

    Nigeria is considering strengthening anti-gay laws

    4:06 PM — Lawmakers in Nigeria hope to pass a bill which strengthens laws against homosexuality. The legislation seeks to criminalise same-sex marriage. Its sponsor, Senator Domingo Obende, claimed that gay marriage is "spreading" and must be stopped.

  • 27th January 2011

    Tributes to ‘brave’ gay rights campaigner David Kato 12

    Friends and supporters paid tribute to David Kato (

    6:08 PM — Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato was brave, inspiring and stubborn, his friends and supporters say. The primary school teacher joined the fight for equal rights in Uganda in 1998, when he returned to Africa after the end of apartheid.

  • Ugandan gay rights activist beaten to death 79

    David Kato's name, photo and address were published in Rolling Stone

    10:40 AM — A Ugandan gay rights campaigner who sued a newspaper for publishing the names and photos of gay people has been beaten to death. David Kato's death is being investigated by police and activists say he was attacked in his home near Kampala yesterday afternoon.

  • 5th January 2011

    Research finds straight men are happy to kiss 34

    The study found male students were happy to be affectionate

    11:27 AM — Research has suggested that straight male students are happy to show affection to their same-sex friends. The study's results have been taken as evidence that homophobia is declining among the young.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Ugandan gays and lesbians ‘attacked after being outed’ 7

    There have been reports of attacks on gays and lesbians

    5:20 PM — Several gays and lesbians in Uganda say they have been attacked after a newspaper published their names, photographs and addresses. After the Rolling Stone newspaper called for them to be hanged, a gay activist in the country says that one woman was almost killed when her neighbours pelted her house with stones.

  • 20th October 2010

    Ugandan newspaper publishes ‘list of gays’ and calls for executions 28

    Uganda introduced a bill last year to execute gays and lesbians

    5:22 PM — A Ugandan newspaper has published the names, addresses and photographs of the country's "top" gays and lesbians. Rolling Stone, which has no connection to the US magazine of the same name, had a banner across its front page which read "hang them".

  • 18th February 2010

    Ugandan pastor shows his church gay porn 30

    Martin Ssempa showed his church gay porn

    6:00 PM — Homophobic Ugandan preacher Martin Ssempa has been accused of being "twisted" for showing his congregation gay porn to persuade them to support an anti-homosexuality bill.

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