Uganda

Chris Haddix

Martina Bacigalupo: Gulu Real Art Studio

 

 

 

 

Emily Cody

On 23 November, Uganda’s infamous anti-gay “Kill the Gays” legislation was passed by a committee vote. It will now move to Parliament, where it will be debated on the floor. Speaker of the House Rebecca Kadaga expects to pass the Bill by the holidays as a “Christmas gift” to Uganda.

Emily Cody

A lawsuit recently filed in the United States reveals to what degree American evangelical Christians are willing to go to promote an anti-homosexual agenda ... in Uganda. American social conservatives are providing tremendous support to their anti-gay church and political counterparts in Uganda, a country in which gays already face great difficulties. Emily Cody dissects the legal case and discusses the implications for free speech in the U.S. and societal impacts in Uganda. 

Ed Hancox

Their meeting made for some uncomfortable visuals as Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defended a national law that criminalized homosexuality in front of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, long an advocate for gay rights, who was visiting Liberia in his capacity as the founder of the African Governance Initiative (AGI), a nonprofit dedicated to building the capacity of African governments.  But the ter

Emily Cody

Corrie Hulse

It is safe to say that only those who have been living under a rock the past four days have not heard or read the name Kony. On Monday, the non-profit Invisible Children (IC) launched their new campaign: KONY 2012.The purpose of this campaign is to make the name Joseph Kony known to the world.

Corrie Hulse

Understanding when and how we ought to act on matters of humanitarian concern is difficult enough without adding blatant misinformation to the mix. It is essential to be clear about who it is we are dealing with, and for what they do or do not actually stand. To further complicate such matters without regard for the truth only serves to assist those who would wish harm on the innocent.

Emily Cody

 

Gay Uganda

Homophobia and violence against homosexuals are increasing in Uganda. In a land where laws that demand the death penalty for homosexuals are brought to parliament and daily newspapers publish photos of gays and call on countrymen to "hang them," life isn't easy for gay Ugandans. In this moving essay by the writer known as Gay Uganda, we learn about the struggle: Being gay in Uganda is tough. Being a gay activist in Uganda is much tougher. This essay is part of The Mantle's series Against Censorship.