Africa · East Africa · Uganda

New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

BIG STORY 10 / MAY 10, 2018 / 3:04 AM / A DAY AGO / Alice McCool / 4 MIN READ KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding… Continue reading New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

Uganda

Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People

By Austin Bryan, Research Fellow Kampala, Uganda — Today Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, announcedthat Uganda has approved funds for the “Pornography Control Committee,” which will not only persecute those found publishing or in possession of “pornography” but also be used to “detect” LGBT persons. At a press conference at the Uganda Media Center, following the… Continue reading Uganda’s “Pornography Control Committee” To Get Away With Tracking LGBT People

Africa · East Africa · Kenya

Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court

AA Kenyan transgender woman   has filed a petition at the country’s High Court seeking to have gays, lesbians, and bisexuals barred from including Transgender people in the gay rights campaigns. Audrey Mbugua Ithimbu, formerly Andrew Mbugua, argues that the continued inclusion of transsexuals by gay people in their struggle for equality has made them (Transgender… Continue reading Bar Gays From Involving Trans People In Their Battles – Trans Lady Begs Court