Ugandan MP Berated by Constituents For Meeting LGBT San Francisco

THREATS to Lose Voters and Support | accused of “rubbing shoulders with fags” By Melanie Nathan, September 25, 2014. Earlier this month, on her way back from attending the the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) conference in San Diego, Hon. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, the Ugandan Member of Parliament for Kampala, stopped over in San Francisco, … More Ugandan MP Berated by Constituents For Meeting LGBT San Francisco

A Ugandan Member of Parliament Visits the Castro

Bridges between San Francisco and Kampala By Melanie Nathan, September 20, 2014. On the day that the majority of Ugandan Parliamentarians signed a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), which had been invalidated by the court, one unexpected Member of Parliament made a disappointing about turn. Honorable Nabilah Naggayi Sempala, woman MP for … More A Ugandan Member of Parliament Visits the Castro

Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President Museveni for Anti-Gay Stance

By Melanie Nathan September 17,2014. The Dallas Voice is reporting that the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni’s hotel accommodation has been cancelled  by The Four Seasons hotel.  It is believed the cancellation occurred because of Museveni’s stance against gays and the possibility of planned protests. Museveni is scheduled to be in Texas this weekend of the 21st … More Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President Museveni for Anti-Gay Stance

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act is an Anti-Ugandan American Import

Wake Up Ugandan Parliament this is an American Bill not a Ugandan Bill – By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2014. As sources in Uganda reveal that increasing pressure is being brought to bear on the speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, to bring the second Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHA) to Parliament for passage, as a matter of … More The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act is an Anti-Ugandan American Import

Ugandan LGBT Community Loses Workshop Lawsuit Against Minister of Justice

By Melanie Nathan, June 23, 2014. Today the LGBT Community in Uganda suffered a blow when the case they had brought in the Ugandan courts against the Attorney General and the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo, was dismissed with legal costs awarded against them. The case was brought after the Minister closed … More Ugandan LGBT Community Loses Workshop Lawsuit Against Minister of Justice

5000 Signatures Calling on Pope to ask Anti-Gay Ugandan Bishop to Resign

By Melanie Nathan, June 17, 2014. After Easter we broke a story here on OBLOGDEE calling out the Ugandan Catholic Bishop for anti-homosexuality remarks he made and his prior support of “The Kill the Gays Bill” which has now been enacted, to exclude the death penalty, but to include life in prison for gays. Now … More 5000 Signatures Calling on Pope to ask Anti-Gay Ugandan Bishop to Resign

Tragic Outcomes likely as Uganda May Refuse Bail on Gay-Sex Charges

By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. Please read Colin Stewart’s article at 76 Crimes- about the men who are accused of homosexual relations and are not getting bail in Uganda.  The complexity of surety bail can be noted. While the courts may have been willing to grant bail under the old Penal Codes, it is … More Tragic Outcomes likely as Uganda May Refuse Bail on Gay-Sex Charges

Did the Ugandan Ambassador Wonekha Lie About NTA Partnership to Boost Tourism

NTA denies it has a Partnership with Uganda to Boost Tourism creating suspicion that Ambassador lied in Embassy Post By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. The Ugandan Ambassador to the United States, Hon Oliver Wonekha,  posted a headline and article on the Ugandan Embassy website declaring a partnership between NTA, National Tour Association, of North America, … More Did the Ugandan Ambassador Wonekha Lie About NTA Partnership to Boost Tourism

Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa Accused of Promoting Homosexuality

A New Crime in Uganda By Melanie Nathan, April 21, 2014. The Ugandan pastor who promoted and held the huge 10,000 people anti-gay rally celebrating the Anti-Homosexuality Act after it was signed into law, is now being accused of promotion of homosexuality – a crime in Uganda. The only problem with the accusation leveled against … More Ugandan Pastor Martin Ssempa Accused of Promoting Homosexuality

Protest at South African Embassy in D.C. Slams Zuma for Failing on Gay Rights

Zuma is seen as condoning the new homophobic laws of Uganda, while assaulting the principles of South Africa’s Constitution. By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2014. Today a group of American activists targeted the South African Embassy in Washington D.C., to protest President Jacob Zuma’s recent comments that he supports the Ugandan Governments sovereign right to … More Protest at South African Embassy in D.C. Slams Zuma for Failing on Gay Rights

Can Someone Please Tell The Ugandans Its Impossible to Recruit Gays

BY Melanie Nathan, April 09, 2014. To Team Museveni, Bahati, Lokodo, Kedaga and the rest of you who do not understand homosexuality, and support putting gays in prison forever. PART 1 We are not soldiers. We cannot be recruited! We are human beings. We do not choose our sexual attractions. We are attracted. We cannot … More Can Someone Please Tell The Ugandans Its Impossible to Recruit Gays

While Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill he Provides Excuses to Obama

By Melanie Nathan, February 21, 2014, Reports have come in, which remain unverified, that President Yoweri Museveni has signed his assent to The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. The Bill, once referred to as The Kill the Gays Bill provides stringent prison sentences, of up to Life In prison, for so called aggravated homosexuality. It also … More While Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill he Provides Excuses to Obama

Museveni will rely on quackary to sign Anti-Gay Bill

As Uganda and the President perpetuate the lies that underpin the Law By Melanie Nathan February 14,  2014. It is clear that Ugandan President  Museveni has pandered to the popularity of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill amongst the Ugandan MPs of his ruling NRM Party, to the detriment of Uganda’s LGBT community, as it is reported he … More Museveni will rely on quackary to sign Anti-Gay Bill

Ugandan Police Persecute by Public Parading Men Accused of Being Gay

Showing the World How Unsafe Uganda is for Anyone, Tourists, Foreign Nationals….. By Melanie Nathan, January 28, 2014. It seems that the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which has yet to pass the 30 day period of assent by President Museveni, has provided license to fuel police brutality and the unconscionable practice of parading … More Ugandan Police Persecute by Public Parading Men Accused of Being Gay

Meeting with LGBT Activist Ganafa After Shocking Raid Arrest in Uganda

A witness to government persecution of gays in Uganda Posted by Melanie Nathan, written by JP Conly, January 23, 2014. JP Conly and I were in communication when he was in Uganda late last year. He was  able to make contact with members of the Ugandan LGBT community while working as a nurse volunteer. Here … More Meeting with LGBT Activist Ganafa After Shocking Raid Arrest in Uganda

US LGBTs Silent while London and Amsterdam respond to Uganda Call To Action

By Cathy Kristofferson, January 16, 2014 A demonstration against Uganda’s so-called Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB), better known as the Kill-The-Gays Bill, has been called for this Saturday in Amsterdam by Out & Proud Diamond Group. Out & Proud Diamond Group was founded by African LGBTI and Human Rights activists fighting for equality for all. Last week the … More US LGBTs Silent while London and Amsterdam respond to Uganda Call To Action

Concern as Uganda’s Anti-Gay law impacts HIV AIDS programs

Uganda’s Anti-Gay law could halt HIV/ AIDS programs among sexual minorities | A Call to Action by Spectrum Uganda Initiatives  By Melanie Nathan, January 05, 2013. During 2013 Spectrum Uganda Initiatives Inc. provided health care and related services to Uganda’s LGBTI and HIV/AIDS community. The group reached close to 500 men who have sex with … More Concern as Uganda’s Anti-Gay law impacts HIV AIDS programs

Defiant Ugandan LGBTI Community Vows to Fight The Anti-Gay Laws

“Finally we want to assure you that despite this setback we are not broken AND never will… We refuse to be marginalized!” By Cathy Kristofferson, December 23, 2013 Following the passage through Parliament of The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the LGBT community held a Press Conference today, which was reported here on OBLOGDEE, earlier. Here is the Ugandan Coalition’s … More Defiant Ugandan LGBTI Community Vows to Fight The Anti-Gay Laws

Courageous Ugandan LGBT Community Holds First Press Conference Since the Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan. December 23, 2013. Amidst years of controversy, the Ugandan Parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill last week. Today the LGBTI community of Uganda raised its rainbow flag with pride, as it held its first post- AHB- passage press conference in Kampala. The hope is that the Ugandan media would listen to the statements … More Courageous Ugandan LGBT Community Holds First Press Conference Since the Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Unlawful Arrest of Ugandan LGBT Executive Director

Five men detained without cause By Melanie Nathan, November 14, 2013 Samuel K Ganafa, The Executive Director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Board Chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was arrested on Tuesday November 12, 2013.  He had reported to Kasangati Police Station on the outskirts of Kampala pursuant to a phone call from the … More Unlawful Arrest of Ugandan LGBT Executive Director

Anti-Gay Ugandan Parliament visiting Texas, U.S.A.

By Melanie Nathan,  Thursday, August 29, 2013 The Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC) issued this Press release to inform about the fabulous business forum being held in Dallas, Texas between the Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC) and the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) , for the Annual Trade and Investment Forum. And now … More Anti-Gay Ugandan Parliament visiting Texas, U.S.A.

Uganda Prepares for Its Second Gay Pride

Despite all odds, the fearless continue …. and the least we can do as an international community is support this imperative statement… By Melanie Nathan, June 04, 2013. Last year, despite the climate of fervent anti-gay hostility, Ugandan volunteer LGBT activists accomplished what seemed impossible – they launched the first every Gay Pride celebration in … More Uganda Prepares for Its Second Gay Pride

Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity says Men Raping Girls is Natural

Compared to being Gay in privacy of home By Melanie Nathan, May 2013. In the context of Stephen Fry, asking Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo, in a recorded interview, why Ugandans were more concerned with what gays did in the privacy of their homes rather than with the high incidence of … More Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity says Men Raping Girls is Natural

Ugandan LGBT activists warn against false fund raising

By Melanie Nathan, May 27, 2013. The Ugandan LGBT community is expressing concerns about rogue organizations and individuals soliciting funds from the West through false or exaggerated stories presented on social media. What follows is a plea and announcement by LGBT human rights defender Kasha Jaqueline Nabagesera, Founder & Executive Director of the Ugandan organization … More Ugandan LGBT activists warn against false fund raising

Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Today, we find these same people, abused by the press, actually outraged by the closure and protesting in defense of the press and the importance of its freedoms. By Melanie Nathan, May 23, 2013. Today several human rights defenders were arrested outside of the Daily Monitor as they rallied in solidarity against the Ugandan authorities … More Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Fearful Ugandan Parliamentarians want to vote in secret for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

If the Bill does see passage, in whatever form, with or without the death penalty, this Ugandan Parliament will go down in global history as one which legislated hate and genocide and all of them will be held accountable, both as a group and as separate individuals. By Melanie Nathan, April 06, 2013. An article … More Fearful Ugandan Parliamentarians want to vote in secret for the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan President agrees that anti-gay Red Pepper Tabloid is bad news

Museveni ‘under pressure to ban’ Red Pepper In an article by Grace Natabaalo it is revealed that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that he is under pressure to ban local tabloids such as Red Pepper for exposing nudity. “We could have closed it but because of the pressure by western powers about the free … More Ugandan President agrees that anti-gay Red Pepper Tabloid is bad news

Ugandan President Museveni seems to make case against Anti-Homosexuality Bill in visit with Kerry Kennedy

The Ugandan Parliamentarians should note that the President of Uganda makes the case that Anti–gay legislation is unnecessary  By Melanie Nathan, March 19, 2013. According to Ugandan press, a delegation of USA human rights activists, led by Kerry Kennedy, the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, met with Ugandan … More Ugandan President Museveni seems to make case against Anti-Homosexuality Bill in visit with Kerry Kennedy

Ugandan News reveals horrific rape case and 20 Girls defiled daily by straight men in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan & Cathy Kristofferson While the Ugandans still allow for the distractions and time wasting Anti-Homosexuality Bill to dominate the discourse about sexual immorality and so called defilement of children, with one single case yet to appear as evidence of such, this article appeared in their press today: 20 girls defiled daily in … More Ugandan News reveals horrific rape case and 20 Girls defiled daily by straight men in Uganda