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Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ activists respond to government attempts to further criminalize homosexuality

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ activists respond to government attempts to further criminalize homosexuality

LGBTQ Ugandan activists are mobilizing against the Sexual Offenses Bill 2019 before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law.

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By Heather Cassell | May 5, 2021

Lawmakers passing the country's same-sex marriage bill's first vote in parliament's lower chamber April 29 thrilled LGBTQ Czechs.

By Heather Cassell | April 28, 2021

The Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration recently launched an in-depth research project to examine the conditions of LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya.


By Heather Cassell | April 28, 2021

In another reversal of the previous administration, U.S. embassies received a cable from Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week containing a "blanket authorization" to raise the Pride flag this year.

By Heather Cassell | April 21, 2021

Peru elected its first lesbian to the South American country's Congress. Days earlier, the country's first elected openly transgender woman died from COVID-19.


By Heather Cassell | April 14, 2021

LGBTQ African activists have called upon human rights and humanitarian organizations to expedite evacuation of queer refugees from Kenya's Camp Kakuma following the death of Ugandan refugee activist Chriton "Trinidad" Atuhwera.

By Heather Cassell | April 8, 2021

Two decades ago, four same-sex couples said, "I do," in Amsterdam's city hall.


By Heather Cassell | April 8, 2021

LGBTQ Caribbean activists' decades-long challenges against countries to gain equality are lining up in multiple courts, creating a potential tidal wave ushering in queer rights for the region.

By Heather Cassell | March 31, 2021

Three masked men brutally attacked Uzbek rights activist Miraziz Bazarov late March 28.


By Heather Cassell | March 24, 2021

A Japanese court ruled March 17 that denying same-sex couples' marriage is unconstitutional.

By Heather Cassell | March 17, 2021

LGBTQ Ghanaians are raising funds and garnering support after political leaders have issued a barrage of anti-gay attacks in local media.


By Heather Cassell | March 10, 2021

Yar Zar Min and his fiancé, Kenny Kruse, were among the red-clad demonstrators who walked across Golden Gate Bridge March 7 in solidarity with the people of Myanmar.

By Heather Cassell | March 3, 2021

A binational couple who was separated due to the coup in Myanmar has been reunited in San Francisco.


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