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Sexual Minorities Uganda: Outrage at the Passing of the Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) has learnt with deep regret that the ninth Parliament of Uganda has passed the Anti Homosexuality Bill 2009.

SMUG has learnt that the Bill as passed by Parliament maintains the prohibition of consensual same sex acts between adults and prescribes a penalty of life imprisonment for so-called repeat offenders. It also requires "persons in authority, including persons exercising religious or social authority to report offences under the Act within twenty four hours or else face imprisonment for three years or a fine.” Furthermore, the Bill maintains the offence of "Promotion of Homosexuality" against anyone who acts as an accomplice or in any way abets homosexuality and "related practices".  

Spiritual Leaders of Largest LGBT Church Celebrate Mandela's Life

"Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender loving persons."
 
"The great life of Nelson Mandela demands that, after our tears, we stand up, dry our eyes and work for justice throughout the world," said the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). "We grieve for and salute one of the greatest leaders in history. Because of Nelson Mandela, South Africa became the first country in the world to include constitutional protection for same-gender loving persons. As the head of a church with many gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer members in 40 countries, including South Africa, I honor the liberator, Mandela."

Celebrate 30 Years of GHMCC on Sunday 1 December at 16h00

Celebrate with us 30 years of ministry, justice and community on Sunday, 1 December 2013, 16h00 at the Methodist Church on Greenmarket Square, Cape Town.


Odidiva and friends will be entertaining you. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

 

Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival October 2013

Out In Africa is back! The 20th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival's 2013 final edition takes place in Jozi at Nu Metro Hyde Park and in CT at both Nu Metro and Cinema Nouveau V&A  Waterfront from 18-27 October. For film trailers, workshops and all other info, check out their website on www.oia.co.za 

OIA will be opened in Jozi on Wednesday 16 October by Justice Edwin Cameron. The Opening Night speaker in CT, on Thursday 17 October, is still to be confirmed.

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