July 2015

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Out-Right Namibia condemns the homophobic statement made by Deputy Minister of Finance Natangwe Ithete

It is with great concern that Out-Right Namibia (ORN) has taken note of a statement made by Deputy Minister of Finance Natangwe Ithete, published by Informanté on 30 July 2015.

As an NGO representing and lobbying for the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Namibians, ORN is concerned that Mr. Ithete is misleading the Namibian nation and instigating direct homophobia and transphobia within the country.

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UK based LGBTI organization recognized for its Efforts towards Defending Human Rights

UK based LGBTI organization recognized for its Efforts towards Defending Human Rights
By Ruth Muganzi
Out and Proud Diamond Group (OPDG), an LGBTI organization based in the United Kingdom founded by Ugandans who had to flee their homeland due to their sexual orientation and gender identity has been nominated for one of UK’s most prestigious award.

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Monitoring Consortium Releases Report on Rights Violations

On the 23rd of July 2015 the Uganda Consortium on Monitoring Violations Based on Sex Determination launched its 2015 report of violations based on gender identity and sexual orientation at Imperial Royale Kampala. The launch was attended by dignitaries from different diplomatic missions and members of the civil society. The report was motivated by the conviction that no violations of rights or dignity based upon an individual’s actual or perceived sex, gender identity and sexual orientation should go undocumented or acknowledged. The report covers the period of 2014.

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Celebrating Kasha Jacqueline, NYC 2015 Pride Grand Marshal

Celebrating Kasha Jacqueline, the NYC 2015 Pride Grand Marshal By Ambrose BarigyeKasha Jacqueline Nabagesera has celebrated many milestones in her journey as an LGBTI rights activist and last month saw her make another landmark in her career. The 35 year old human rights defender made history as the first African to lead the celebrated New York Pride march as Grand Marshal.

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Kasha Nabagesera’s Interview with GAY USA

Just weeks after gracing the cover of Times Magazine and making history as the first African to be a grand marshal at the recently concluded New York Pride, Uganda gay rights’ activists Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera appeared on GAY USA .

She addressed the current status of the Ugandan law in regard to LGBTI persons and her role in the fight for equality.