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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 experienced homophobia or lesbophobia from your healthcare provider?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor

Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (50%) Yes, but I was able to find healthcare (0 %) No, but I am not out to my doctor (50%) No (0 %)

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.

CAMPAIGN
What is the most pressing issue that needs to be addressed in your country?
What’s the most pressing campaign in your country?
Against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009.
The campaign aims at…
Making sure that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 does not become law in Uganda.
What is your strategy?
Varied. Engaging partners outside the country. Asking for advocacy of our partners to their governments, their religious organizations, their donor partners to put political and religious and moral pressure on the government and institutions of Uganda.
Internally, engaging human rights organizations in Uganda.
What are the major obstacles to achieve it?
Popular homophobia.
Popular ignorance, and inability to correct this.
Church and mosque which sees it as political capital
Pastor Martin Ssempa, a professional anti-gay campaigner.
Difficulties in organizing, inability to engage.
How far are you in achieving this goal?
Not very near. Still a very dicey time. Don’t know whether we will be able to be in the country if it becomes law. Of course, we as activists will be the first targeted.
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