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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.

Has your sexual orientation affected your job in UGANDA? Do you feel limited in your career by your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said In too many ways to count

In too many ways to count (50%) I changed careers because of my sexual orientation (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay (0 %) My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation (50%) I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work (0 %)

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...
Julia (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for lesbian readers on 22/08/2012 tagged with human rights +0
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I MAKE LOVE WITH PHOTOS AND PICTURES
I am a lesbian living in Uganda. I have lived in the closet for more than 24 years of my life. I am 28 years now and a graduate student from one of the universities here.

I am very aware of the homophobia here because it even stinks but I have finally decided to get out of the closet and live my life. However, even then, it is extremely difficult to get a partner yet my body is normal and reactive. I have made several attempts at getting a woman,including this attempt that I am going to narrate at length, but failed.

After a very long but empty search, I decided to visit a bar in the City of Kampala that I heard was for LGBTI people. I went there once, twice, thrice and made friends there. These friends of mine were mostly men. So on one of these strategic visits, I approach a young woman, get her phone number and promise to give her a call the following day. I go home shortly after that and sleep happily. The following day, I load enough airtime on my phone and call up the girl and she can't understand how a girl can 'ask for an intimate relationship' from a fellow girl. The girl was rough and rude to me. I got so so so scared.

Now, I fear asking more girls because when I asked for her phone from that club, I was sure I was 'dealing' with one of my own. 'They' use our space but can't even stand thinking about 'us' in theirs.

Now, I only make love with internet photos of lesbians making love on my little laptop. UGANDA HAS DENIED ME MY SEXUAL RIGHT.
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Julia (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for lesbian readers on 22/08/2012 tagged with human rights +0
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I MAKE LOVE WITH PHOTOS AND PICTURES
I am a lesbian living in Uganda. I have lived in the closet for more than 24 years of my life. I am 28 years now and a graduate student from one of the universities here.

I am very aware of the homophobia here because it even stinks but I have finally decided to get out of the closet and live my life. However, even then, it is extremely difficult to get a partner yet my body is normal and reactive. I have made several attempts at getting a woman,including this attempt that I am going to narrate at length, but failed.

After a very long but empty search, I decided to visit a bar in the City of Kampala that I heard was for LGBTI people. I went there once, twice, thrice and made friends there. These friends of mine were mostly men. So on one of these strategic visits, I approach a young woman, get her phone number and promise to give her a call the following day. I go home shortly after that and sleep happily. The following day, I load enough airtime on my phone and call up the girl and she can't understand how a girl can 'ask for an intimate relationship' from a fellow girl. The girl was rough and rude to me. I got so so so scared.

Now, I fear asking more girls because when I asked for her phone from that club, I was sure I was 'dealing' with one of my own. 'They' use our space but can't even stand thinking about 'us' in theirs.

Now, I only make love with internet photos of lesbians making love on my little laptop. UGANDA HAS DENIED ME MY SEXUAL RIGHT.
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