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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist.
The Obama Administration has taken actions to address Uganda's draconian laws.
New York based Ugandan advocate Milton Allimadi is fighting right now to make sure the United Nations does not name Sam Kutesa president of the General Assembly.
John Abdallah Wambere, the Ugandan LGBT advocate who was presented the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary for his role in Call Me Kuchu, is applying for asylum in the United States.
"Draft Guidelines for Health Workers Regarding Health Services for Homosexuals," will make health care workers in Uganda the "frontline enforcers of the newly passed Anti-Homosexuality Act".
Due to the increasingly difficult living conditions for LGBT Ugandans, many activists now seek a way out of the country.
A chilling "celebration," a parade was held in Uganda's capital earlier this week to honor the recently signed "Anti-Homosexuality Act," also known as the "Jail the Gays" law.
In conjunction with the inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to be presented at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD is highlighting international advocates, including Ugandan Episcopal Bishop Christopher Senyonjo.
Since the passing of a draconian anti-LGBT law, 17 young LGBT people attempted to take their lives.
In response to the recent anti-LGBT law in Uganda, a coalition of campaigners decided to challenge the draconian law and file a petition with Uganda’s Constitutional Court in Kampala.