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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.

Are you LGBTI in the military of UGANDA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation

Yes (0 %) Yes, but not out (0 %) No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation (100%)

The UGANDA country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

MOOD
What is the social climate like for LGBTI people in your country?
How is it like to be an LGBTI in schools?
Tough. If you are caught, you are expelled. Anyone can rat on you. You have to learn to hide.
Are there programs against homophobia at schools?
Definitely not. There are programs to eliminate homosexuality from schools.
Are religious institutions actively campaigning against LGBTI rights?
Yes. All major religious denominations are actively hostile and homophobic.
Are there religious institutions who welcome LGBTI people?
One or two.
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a gay person?
Definitely not. doctors are also homophobic.
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a lesbian?
Maybe easier than saying you are gay.
Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a trans person?
They might not understand what it means…!
Is discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual and trans very common in day to day life? Please specify differences between the various communities.
Gays and Lesbians manage to hide, Because little shows what they are. And, as in all very homophobic societies, people just don’t have enough knowledge to work out who is gay and who is not.
The trans have a more difficult time of it. Because they cannot hide.
Gays and Lesbians manage to hide, Because little shows what they are. And, as in all very homophobic societies, people just don’t have enough knowledge to work out who is gay and who is not. The trans have a more difficult time of it. Because they cannot hide.
Is discrimination against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans very common at work? Please specify differences between the various communities.
It is invisible. No one dares to come out, period. So, there is no gay or trans or whatever different person in Uganda, especially at something as crucial as work. Else, you lose your job. Immediately.
Is hate speech common against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans? Please specify differences between the various communities.
We are all kuchus. Homos, homosexuals. Who knows or realizes the differences but us?
Please specify differences between the various communities.
N/A
Are episodes of violences very common against people in the gay community?
If recognized. So, one has to hide.
Are episodes of violences very common against people in the lesbian community?
N/A
Are episodes of violences very common against trans individuals?
N/A
How are gays,lesbians,trans people portrayed in the media?
As evil humans, who need to be tossed out of society. Like they do disgusting things.
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