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AP Interview: Uganda's President Says He's the One Bullied

INTERNATIONAL | By Cara Anna | May 6
There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.

Appeals Court Allows Lawsuit Against Anti-Gay Scott Lively to Proceed

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 10
A federal appeals court ruled that the lawsuit against anti-gay pastor Scott Lively for crimes against humanity will be allowed to proceed.

Uganda Lawmakers To Fast-Track New Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 31
After an embarrassing defeat of the Uganda Parliament earlier this year by the Constitutional Court, legislators now say they will return on November 4, determined to fast-track a new anti-gay bill.

Texas Hotel Cancels Ugandan President's Room Over Anti-Gay Stance?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
Officials from a hotel in Irving, Texas, reportedly canceled a room booked by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni because of a controversial anti-gay bill he supported and because his stay may spark protests near the establishment.

Uganda Officials: We Welcome LGBT Tourists

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 15
Uganda's tourism officials said they welcome LGBT travelers to the African country and that they should feel safe, even though lawmakers have pushed to pass a controversial anti-gay measure.

IGLTA Meets With Ugandan Tourism Leaders

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 10
At the invitation of the Africa Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association President/CEO John Tanzella and Past Board Chair Tanya Churchmuch met staff from Uganda Tourism and tourism businesses from Uganda's private sector.

NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
As the primary elections approach, New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is coming under fire for comments he posted in January praising Ugandans for their anti-gay laws, even as the country faces widespread international condemnation for it.

Lively Qualifies for Massachusetts Governor's Race

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 22
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Ugandan Archbishop Stands Up For LGBT People

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
An archbishop in Uganda is speaking up for LGBT people as the country enters the next chapter with its highly controversial anti-gay law.

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