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20 December 2019 – Initiative Of Trans With A Mission-Uganda (ITWAM) Founded, Uganda

The Initiative of Trans with a Mission-Uganda (ITWAM) was founded by Gafidyn Rae Wesonga and a few other members of the trans community on 20 December 2019 (names withheld for safety reasons). They’re a rural, indigenous, non-hierarchical, trans-feminist, youth-led community-based organization. ITWAM’s primary focus areas include: ITWAM works towards advancing equity, equality, and the quality …

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Constitutional Court Dismisses the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda

On 1 August 2014, the Uganda constitutional court dismissed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which had caused controversy both in Uganda and across the world.   The court ruled that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was null and void, citing procedural irregularities during its passage and asserting the vote cast on the Bill in Parliament technically lacked the necessary quorum to have …

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The passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Uganda

The Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law on 14 February 2014. The Bill criminalised any sexual acts and relations between people of the same sex. The maximum sentence for such offences would be the death penalty or life imprisonment. In the few years leading to the signing of the Bill into law, although the language used …

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Anti-Homosexuality Bill draft introduced to parliament, Uganda

On 14 October 2009 the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was introduced to parliament in Uganda, sparking international outrage and condemnation. The bill sought to further criminalize homosexuality in the country, imposing life imprisonment for those found guilty of engaging in homosexual acts, as well as imposing harsh penalties for those who failed to report known homosexuals to …

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Court Rules in Favour of Victor Mukasa, Uganda

After a trial of three years, the Ugandan High Court ruled in Victor Mukasa’s favour. In this landmark ruling, the Court declared that the Government of Uganda had indeed violated the rights of privacy of the members of the organisation, Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), when the home of Victor Mukasa was unlawfully raided in …

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