June 2024

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From Activist to MP: Mmapaseka Steve Letsike’s Historic Triumph for LGBTIQ+ Rights in South Africa

This moment of triumph in South Africa starkly contrasts the grim reality faced by the LGBTIQ+ community in other parts of the continent. For instance, Uganda passed a draconian law that criminalize same-sex relationships and impose severe penalties on those found guilty of homosexual acts. These laws, often used as political tools to galvanize support from conservative constituents, are a gross violation of human rights and have been widely condemned by international human rights organizations.

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Eteeka Lyayita Volume 2: A documentation of violations towards LGBTQI+ persons from September, 2023 to May, 2024.

The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, signed into law on May 29, 2023, criminalizes homosexuality, aggravated homosexuality, promotion of homosexuality, and mandates the reporting of suspected LGBTQ+ persons. Despite legal challenges, the law was upheld by the Constitutional Court of Uganda, with only a few sections nullified. This has resulted in widespread violence, discrimination, and human rights abuses against LGBTQ+ individuals, perpetuated by misleading campaigns and misinformation.

The report documents 1,031 cases directly affecting 1,043 LGBTQ+ persons, encompassing multiple human rights violations and abuses.

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Kuchu Times Media Group Launches Black Pride Campaign for 2024: A Call for Global Solidarity

Black Pride seeks to bring global attention to this harsh reality. It is a reminder that while some parts of the world celebrate with rainbows, others are enveloped in darkness. This campaign is a plea for recognition, support, and solidarity from the international community.

Black Pride is not just for Uganda. It extends to all regions where LGBTQ+ individuals face similar struggles. In countries ravaged by war and political instability, the situation is even more dire. In such climates, survival often takes precedence, and the rights and lives of queer individuals are frequently overlooked. Black Pride aims to shine a light on these neglected stories and amplify the voices of those who cannot speak out.