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HUREED: supporting marginalised & persecuted LGBTIQ+ Ugandans

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Politicians in the African nation of Ghana have unveiled draft bill that activists say is one of the world’s most homophobic pieces of legislation. A group of MPs introduced the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill to parliament late last month. Gay sex is already punishable by up to three …

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A gay rugby player and his club in the UK are celebrating after he was granted asylum, winning a years-long legal battle against deportation to Kenya. Ken Macharia moved to the UK to study in 2009. Working as a mechanical engineer, he later sought asylum, fearing persecution if he returned to Kenya. This month the …

HUREED Uganda

Worldwide, the LGBTIQ+ communities strive for survival, equality, justice and happiness on a daily basis. In Uganda, one organisation continues a daily struggle to assist some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged LGBTIQ+ people in the world. With few resources and no significant international support, HUREED persists to overcome daily challenges that we in the …

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Uganda has passed a bill further outlawing “unnatural” same-sex relations and doubling down on laws criminalising its LGBT community. The parliament of Uganda confirmed they passed the Sexual Offences Bill 2019 this week, putting consensual gay sex on par with bestiality under the law. Ugandan MPs first drafted the bill as far back as 2015. …

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Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell and other celebrities with ties to Ghana have spoken out in support of the African nation’s besieged LGBTIQ community. LGBT+ Rights Ghana opened an office in the African country on January 31. However the facility attracted furious homophobic backlash. Armed officers raided and shut it down on February 24. Sixty-seven UK …

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Angola has decriminalised homosexuality, lifting an archaic colonial-era ban on same-sex relationships in the southern African nation. The country reformed its Penal Code, overturning a ban on same-sex relationships inherited from when the country was a Portuguese colony. The old law described same-sex relationships as a “vice against nature”. But in January 2019, Angolan lawmakers …

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Sixty-nine countries worldwide still criminalise consensual same-sex activity and at least half are actively using those laws to persecute LGBTIQ people, a new report has found. That’s according to global advocacy group ILGA World’s latest update to their State-Sponsored Homophobia report, released this week. “As of December 2020, 69 UN member states continue to criminalise …

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Twenty LGBT people in Uganda have sued authorities for alleged torture in prison after their arrest during coronavirus lockdown. In late March authorities arrested the gay and bisexual men and four trans women at a shelter in Kampala where they were staying. Harrowing footage showed the men whipped, interrogated, searched and publicly shamed during the …

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The East African nation of Sudan has abolished the death penalty as a punishment for homosexuality. Local LGBTIQ rights group Bedayaa said the reform was one of several passed recently by the country’s Sovereign Council. Article 148 of its Penal Code, which banned same-sex relations and prescribed whippings or the death penalty, was amended to …

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Gabon has voted to decriminalise homosexuality, reversing a ban on gay sex put in place last year in the Central African nation. Last year the country legislated a ban on “sexual relations between people of the same sex.” Punishments included six months’ imprisonment and fines of up to five million FCFA ($AU12,440). However, Gabon’s lower …

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