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UGANDA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you changed government documents in UGANDA concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I could not change my official documents

I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (0 %) I could not change my official documents (50%) I have not tried to change official documents (50%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UGANDA...
JOSEPH (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay readers on 05/11/2012 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships
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Constant abuse of the rights and privileges of the LGBTI community has been historically high in Uganda. Many interventions have been made by various LGBTI activist groups in Uganda to reduce this but still a lot needs to be done to try and change the lives of members of the LGBTI community. As members, we noted a number of years back that many members of the LGBTI community were undergoing humiliation at workplaces and home villages by fellow workers and village mates due to their sexuality and to make matters worse, it’s been noted that there is rampant exploitation of members of the LGBTI community by friends who because of their good financial status often sexually use and abuse the poorer and not well to do members of the LGBTI community in order to “help” them acquire the basic needs of life, that’s, food, shelter and clothing. A case in point here is when one of our members had to be sexually used against his will by a so called “friends” in a quest to avail him shelter at their home after he was chased away from his parents home for being Gay and staying in a bush near their village water well for about 4 days before it dawned on him that he better seeks help from friends whom he knew for shelter, not knowing they were going to take advantage of his situation to conditionally, house him only if, he could give them sexual favours. This may sound painful but true! All because we had no safe space where members could safely meet to air out the pain they were going through in order to seek a solution! And to make matters worse cometh the looming anti gay bill that seeks to see all gays jailed for their orientation.
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JOSEPH (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay readers on 05/11/2012 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships
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Constant abuse of the rights and privileges of the LGBTI community has been historically high in Uganda. Many interventions have been made by various LGBTI activist groups in Uganda to reduce this but still a lot needs to be done to try and change the lives of members of the LGBTI community. As members, we noted a number of years back that many members of the LGBTI community were undergoing humiliation at workplaces and home villages by fellow workers and village mates due to their sexuality and to make matters worse, it’s been noted that there is rampant exploitation of members of the LGBTI community by friends who because of their good financial status often sexually use and abuse the poorer and not well to do members of the LGBTI community in order to “help” them acquire the basic needs of life, that’s, food, shelter and clothing. A case in point here is when one of our members had to be sexually used against his will by a so called “friends” in a quest to avail him shelter at their home after he was chased away from his parents home for being Gay and staying in a bush near their village water well for about 4 days before it dawned on him that he better seeks help from friends whom he knew for shelter, not knowing they were going to take advantage of his situation to conditionally, house him only if, he could give them sexual favours. This may sound painful but true! All because we had no safe space where members could safely meet to air out the pain they were going through in order to seek a solution! And to make matters worse cometh the looming anti gay bill that seeks to see all gays jailed for their orientation.
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