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Senate Panel May Weigh In On Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

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On Thursday, a powerful Senate panel is expected to ramp up pressure on Uganda’s leaders to kill an anti-gay bill that would criminalize homosexuality and is now pending in that country’s Parliament.    At issue is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would impose life imprisonment or a death sentence for same-gender consensual sex and threatens prison time for […]

Ugandan Doctor Describes US Role in Fueling Homophobia & Deadly Implications

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Dr. Paul Semugoma, a Ugandan physician, just published this poignant perspective on the anti-gay movement in his native country, the US role in fostering that hostile climate, and the repercussions on efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and reach out to the vulnerable at-risk populations if the tide is not reversed. “Uganda is undergoing a crisis of homophobia,” he […]

Uganda Hearing To Be Webcast

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Update: Today’s hearing in Congress on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be live-streamed ont the Web at http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/.  The hearing begins soon–at 2pm today in Rayburn Room 2172–and will probe the the foreign policy, public health, and human rights implications of Uganda’s draconian anti-gay bill. Lawmakers will hear testimony on these issues from the Global Center’s Director, Christine […]

Physicians, Other Public Health Experts Decry Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

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Nearly 1,500 physicians, scientists, and other global health leaders from the U.S. and around the world today called on Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill before his country’s Parliament. In a petition that drew signatures from clinicians, professors, researchers and students at leading US and international institutions, these experts said the Ugandan legislation […]

Sen. Wyden Ratchets Up Pressure on Uganda

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today went further than other US government officials have so far in threatening specific repercussions if Uganda does not abandon its draconian anti-gay legislation. At issue is the Anti-Homosexuality Bill set for consideration by the Ugandan Parliament that would impose life imprisonment or a death sentence for same-gender consensual sex and […]