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Caution as Anti-Homosexuality Bill Heads Back To Ugandan Parliament

A cautious response on both sides of the issue and a member of the opposition party speaks her truth By Melanie Nathan, September 07, 2014. Members of  Uganda’s Parliament have reaffirmed their commitment to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act which was recently invalidated by the Constitutional Court on a technicality.  The Act was set aside by […]

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Museveni Tells Ugandan Parliament to Calm Down Over A New Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Pretends to be the By Melanie Nathan, August 12, 2014. It seems as if President Yoweri Museveni is at it again. Playing the system and being dictator all at once. For years he has had to balance his own interests against that of the country and has used the Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a tool to […]

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NPR Talks About Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill Impacting Asylum to the U.S.A.

‘A Lot Of People Are In Panic Mode’ By NPR, February 26, 2014. Today this report appeared on NPR Radio. “But winning asylum in the United States is no easy feat. Granted, the U.S. has recognized LGBT status as grounds for asylum since 1994, but the government keeps no records on how many claims it […]

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Amnesty International on Museveni’s Signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Rights and freedoms under attack with new legislation Posted by Melanie Nathan AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AFR 59/005/2014 24 February 2014 President Yoweri Museveni’s approval by assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act confirms the Ugandan government’s increasing use of legislation to diminish fundamental rights and freedoms secured under Uganda’s Constitution and in regional […]

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EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014. In the face of the new  Anti-Homosexuality law, about to be signed with the assent of President Museveni, in Uganda, Catherine Ashton the High Representative in the European Union, has called on Uganda as follows: “I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to […]

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Impact of New Study of Gay Brothers on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

And the Renewed Interest in Genetic Factors in Homosexuality  By Melanie Nathan, February 14, 2014. In an article posted by Warren Throckmorton, it is revealed that papers in Australia and the UK published stories late yesterday about a study recently described at the 2013 International Association for Sex Research by Alan Sanders and then yesterday by […]

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Doctors Place an Ad in Ugandan Press Declaring Anti-Homosexuality Bill a Threat to Public Health

Posted by Melanie Nathan, Feb 09, 2014. In the continued controversial drama of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill,  an open letter appeared this week in a Uganda newspaper, sponsored by more than 60 doctors and eight organizations, in the context of President Museveni’s inquiry on homosexuality, as to whether or not it is an abnormality worthy […]

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Disturbing Hunt for Gays Heats up in Uganda | Update on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Mob Attacks, Police Parades and Violence on the rise as International Day of Protests in planning statges By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. One of the worst fears with regard to the Anti Homosexuality bill was the possibility of witch hunts targeting LGBTI people in Uganda if the bill passed. Unfortunately, this fear has started […]

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Protests in Amsterdam against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill |Where is America

I rebuke Chad Griffin, Executive Director of multi-million dollar organization, HRC, Human Rights Campaign, who boasts a million members at his fingertips, for failed leadership on this issue. By Melanie Nathan, January 18, 2014. The Ugandan Diaspora group, Uganda GAY on the Move, held a well attended “Drop The Bill Protest” in Amsterdam today, at […]

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Ugandan NRM Caucus to Review the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, January 09, 2014. The Ugandan parliamentary cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has agreed at a meeting in Kampala to hold a NRM (party) parliamentary Caucus meeting to review the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill and determine its position. It is clear that the ruling party and cabinet realize that the Bill […]

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A **CALL TO ACTION** by KUCHU DIASPORA ALLIANCE (KDA) | Uniting across continents to amplify the collective voice of our movement Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 02, 2014. The Kuchu Diaspora Alliance (KDA), a network of Ugandan LGBT activists living in the Diaspora is echoing the voice of our comrades on the ground in Uganda, […]

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The Text of Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill as Passed

By Melanie Nathan, January 02, 2014. Here is the first insight we are getting into the text of the Anti-Homosexuality Bills as passed by Uganda’s parliament compiled by a Human Rights coalition, which notes its not the official Bill and includes a disclaimer that it emanates from observations in Parliament.  One notes that the version […]

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Richard Branson Calls for Boycotts to Uganda if Anti-Homosexuality Bill is Law

“I would urge other companies worldwide to follow suit.” By Melanie Nathan, Dec 24, 2013, 8:41 am. Richard Branson, was about to do business with Uganda when he changed his mind.  The Virgin founder said Uganda must abandon the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would make homosexuality punishable by up to life in prison.  Unless the […]

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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 […]

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Uganda Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Bill includes Life in Prison | Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga delivered her Xmas present to Ugandans, just one year later than promised By Melanie Nathan, Dec 20, 2013.  7.00 AM I have received several accounts that Uganda has passed the Anti-homosexuality Bill, once referred to as the The Kill the Gays Bill. The BBC is […]

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Does Ugandan Speaker Kadaga’s Launch of Human Rights Checklist Impact the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Parliamentarians must apply Human Rights Test for Bills| Does this apply to the Kill the Gays Bill? By Melanie Nathan, September 11, 2013. In an ironic quest for legitimacy on the issue of human rights, Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament has urged Members “to always ensure that the bills and motions they consider pass the […]

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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 […]

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Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill April 2013 Updates

By Melanie Nathan, April 05, 2013. We have been watching the progress of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill on this site.Previous updates can be seen at Since the end of March,  Uganda’s Parliament had a  short recess and returned to business on April 03. However something unusual seems to have occurred. The Parliament’s website has suddenly […]

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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 […]

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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill moves up to #1 on Parliament’s Notice of Business

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 19, 2013. UPDATED MARCH 06, 2013: The Parliament did not post The Order Papers on its Website today. UPDATED MARCH 05, 2013. AHB is not on Parliament Agenda today due to a special sitting of Parliament to pay tribute to THE LATE FIRST DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER/MINISTER OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, […]

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See Ugandan MP Minority Report Calling for Scrapping of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2013. Warren Throckmorton, has published a draft copy of a Minority Report which apparently had made its way out of the Ugandan Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Committee on the Anti-homosexuality Bill. The Bill, otherwise known as The Kill the Gays Bill which had reached position number 3 last week on […]

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American Chamber of Commerce in Uganda to hold summit same week as Anti-Homosexuality Bill on Parliament Agenda

By Melanie Nathan, February 16, 2013. While the Ugandan Parliament is about to debate the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, next week, Uganda will host a key energy and infrastructure summit at the same time, to explore private sector involvement. Kelly Mactavish-Mundar, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uganda, says the February 22 meeting will […]

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Uganda embezzlement should lead to scrapping the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Looking for a miracle By Melanie Nathan, Feb 16, 2013. Uganda has not lost one shilling yet to the threatened passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill – but it has lost a great deal of financial support because of scandals, corruption and embezzlement and for the latter no one can blame the gays.  Some have threatened […]

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U.K. Preacher Paul Shinners claims he could have stopped the Anti-homosexuality Bill in Uganda

By Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2013. After exposing Paul Shinners and his shenanigans in Uganda, the preacher from the United Kingdom, tried to court the U.K. press to refute facts that simply could not be denied; and in doing so, his attempt to discredit my report, did nothing much but bring greater attention by activists […]

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Ugandan LGBTI Community braces as Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be Debated in Parliament Tomorrow

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 11, 2013. Ugandan LGBTI community is bracing itself for the moment that they knew would come, but hoped would not, as they report that The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, also known as the Kill the Gays Bill, is scheduled for its second debate tomorrow, in Uganda’s Parliament. This could lead to swift passage […]

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Uganda Updates | Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Kill the Gays Bill moves up from eight to sixth on Parliamentary Agenda By Melanie Nathan, Feb .07, 2013. As reported yesterday, Uganda’s Parliament has returned from recess and on this the third day, of its second session of the 9th Parliament,  the Anti-homosexuality has moved up since yesterday from Number 8 to number 6 […]

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Excellent Video featuring both sides of Uganda on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This Must Watch Video, on the second anniversary of David Kato’s death,  features David Kato, President Obama,  Politicians, Human Rights Defenders, Pastors, Bahati,  and all sides of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill’s debate Melanie Nathan, January 27, 2013. This must watch video, by Luis Arellano & Carlos Maldonado is one of the most comprehensive I have seen […]

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Uganda cannot escape the global fall out from the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

AS Uganda Media reports that UK University pulls out of Uganda as a result of direct advocacy of  Western Gay rights advocate, Private Courts, Inc.* By Melanie Nathan, January 20, 2013. After advocating against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill since its first introduction in 2009, last October I found out that the infamous editor of Rolling Stone […]

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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill | Interview Setting the Record Straight on Straight Talk

Posted December 25, 2012. Melanie Nathan’s interview on GSH Radio’s Straight Talk December 19th: “Update on Uganda “Kill the Gays Bill” with Melanie Nathan, Attorney, Activist and Humanitarian..” LISTEN TO PODCAST Related articles Melanie Nathan’s Annual Do Donate and Do Not Donate 2012 ( Why we must attend the SMUG v. Scott Lively Lawsuit in […]

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A Poem for Uganda and The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, December 16, 2012. A fellow campaigner for the human rights of LGBTI people, Richard Willmer, has been following the saga of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB, a.k.a. Bahati Bill or the ‘Hang-the-Gays’ Bill) in Uganda since the Bill broke cover in late 2009, as it continues its journey and various parliamentary incarnations. Richard […]

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