Government has said it does not intend to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay Bill contrary to reports that a new law was in offing.
The Sejm will vote on the "Stop pedophilia" project on October 15. The project is aimed at sex educators who are threatened with up to three years in prison for teaching about human sexuality and erotic life. But not only them. Also authors and publishers of books or magazines for teenagers in which contraception and sex are discussed.
The bill - colloquially known as “Kill the Gays” in Uganda - was nullified five years ago on a technicality and the government said it plans to resurrect it within weeks.
“It is true the law makes if very difficult for MSM to seek medical treatment. Many people fear they will be outed or face some kind of abuse or be shamed by insensitive medical practitioners,” said Andrew Maina, programme coordinator at HIVOS.
HIV disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa, where many countries criminalise same-sex behaviour. We assessed changes in the engagement of African MSM with HIV testing and treatment cascade stages over time, and the effect of anti-LGBT legislation and stigma.
UN Secretary-General has confirmed the use of “reparative therapy” to “cure” persons of their same-sex attraction or gender non-conformity in his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the General Assembly.
Putting LGBTI people at the core of services means meaningfully engaging their community-based organizations and networks. LGBTI communities should be involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health services. LGBTI communities are also best-positioned to hold service providers and policy makers accountable to their needs
“Homosexuals are people who are always looking for relevance. These are people who make money out of complaining that they are being persecuted, hunted and targeted. But yes, I am not aware of it [the Bill] targeting them and I am not involved in it. However, if the Anti-Homosexuality law is reintroduced, I will support it,” Pr Martin Ssempa
"This subjects gay men to the potential distress of an investigation into private conduct where they have a legitimate expectation that the state will decline to prosecute”
At least 40 injured in student protests over plans that include outlawing extramarital sex
Section 250 is contrary to the values of democracy and treats LBGT people as second-class citizens.
Apparent climbdown follows wave of anger and criticism over draconian draft laws