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International Donors, Agencies Continue To React To Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Media sources continue to cover reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Guardian: Uganda: how campaigners are preparing to counter the anti-gay bill “Earlier this week president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, did what LGBT rights campaigners, HIV/AIDS workers and human rights organizations feared for years:…

U.S. Calls For Repeal Of Ugandan Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

News sources continue to cover international reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Reuters: U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government “The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda’s government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS,…

Uganda President Signs Anti-Gay Legislation

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-gay legislation. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law on Monday despite opposition from several groups and individuals, including Desmond Tutu. New York Times: Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law “Brushing aside Western threats and criticism, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda…

News Outlets Report On Anti-Gay Laws, Actions In Several African Nations

News outlets report on several issues surrounding anti-gay laws in African nations. Associated Press: Quiet diplomacy faulted for Africa’s anti-gay laws “…The anti-gay bills are overwhelmingly supported by the general public in both Uganda and Nigeria, providing opportunities to win political points for two presidents eyeing re-election. But international gay…

Ugandan Scientist Responds In Open Letter To Country’s Proposed Anti-Gay Law

New York Times: An Open Letter on Homosexuality to My Fellow Ugandan Scientists Dean Hamer, scientist emeritus at the National Institutes of Health “President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is about to sign into law a vehement anti-gay law after ‘medical experts presented a report that homosexuality is not genetic but…

UNAIDS Denounces Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

News outlets report on the controversy surrounding Uganda’s anti-gay law. Although the country faces threats of foreign aid cuts, other African countries, including Gambia, announce their support of similar stances. U.N. News Centre: Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill has ‘serious human rights implications’ — UNAIDS “The United Nations agency leading the global…

Obama, Rice React To Revelation Uganda’s President Will Sign Anti-Gay Bill

News outlets report on U.S. officials’ reactions to an announcement by a Ugandan official that the country’s president plans to sign an anti-gay bill. Associated Press: Obama: Anti-gay bill step backward for Ugandans “President Barack Obama warned Uganda Sunday over its plans to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would ‘complicate…

U.N. Calls On African Countries To Protect Sexual Rights

VOA News: U.N. Urges African Nations to Protect Sexual Rights “African countries have been called upon to accept ‘sexual rights’ as an integral and inalienable part of basic human rights and remove all barriers preventing women and girls from claiming such rights…” (Kindzeka, 2/10).

Letter To Ugandan President Highlights Impact Anti-Gay Laws Have On Public Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a “letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality.” The letter “appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week [and] went directly to Uganda President…