Uganda

Conflict & Justice

Uganda's other refugee crisis

Uganda has been celebrated in recent years for its generosity toward those fleeing violence, especially South Sudanese refugees. But state-sponsored discrimination and social intolerance have forced many gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans to seek asylum outside the country.

Politics

Uganda's gay community is one step away from a new reality — being illegal

If you're a gay rights activist in Uganda, well, you're now illegal according to an anti-gay bill just passed by the country's parliament. The bill bans any sort of promotion or protection of gay rights. It also calls for life in prison for those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" which is defined as gay sex with those infected by HIV, minors, and the disabled. But activists aren't throwing in the towel, they're girding for a fight.