Court Rules Uganda's Anti Gay Bill Unconstitutional

A Ugandan constitutional court declared the country's anti-gay law illegal because parliament didn't have a quorum. This is not as good of news as one might hope because the issue is one of procedure, not content. » 8/03/14 12:02pm 8/03/14 12:02pm

Obama Administration Sanctions Uganda for Anti-Gay Legislation

In an explanation on the White House website, two senior aides to President Barack Obama have outlined further United States restrictions in its bilateral relationship with the country of Uganda. The restrictions come over Uganda's passage of an extreme "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that criminalises LGBT individuals with… » 6/21/14 6:46pm 6/21/14 6:46pm

Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal Sure Watch a Lot of Gay Porn

As Uganda battles to pass the anti-gay bill which would jail offenders for life (and has already overseen dozens of arrests), it seems that they have a huge force to contend with: the voice/search results of the people. Scott Bixby at the Daily Beast reports that of the top countries who search for gay porn, nearly… » 1/17/14 6:45pm 1/17/14 6:45pm

‘Avon Ladies’ of Uganda Sell Vital Medicine Cheaply Door-to-Door

Doug Wilson (it’s an outdated Weeds reference people, — please try to keep up with my creaky analogies) isn’t the only yearning male entrepreneur who saw the simple brilliance in adapting Avon’s door-to-door cosmetics peddling strategy to fit his own schemes. The ironically-surnamed Chuck Slaughter, founder and… » 6/23/13 1:00pm 6/23/13 1:00pm

Bill Gates Wants to Play, Get Badly Beaten by Girl Chess Genius

The adorable human nerdburger that is Bill Gates wants to play chess against Uganda's chess whiz-kid, 17-year-old Phiona Mutesi. Good luck, bro. We're not sure exactly how tough the game would be for Mutesi — seeing as she's already earned the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM) at just 16 years old, and is well… » 3/18/13 9:30pm 3/18/13 9:30pm

19-Year-Old Woman Is Africa's Youngest Legislator

19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to university, but was derailed following her father's death when she felt… » 9/19/12 12:50pm 9/19/12 12:50pm

Abstinence-Only Leader Is Also a Huge Fan of the Pastor Behind the…

Yesterday, we wrote about a school district currently under legal fire for teaching kids that the best way to avoid STDs is to sleep soundly and hang out with friends (sans condoms). One of the most disturbing instructional materials, brought to light by the ACLU, which is representing the plaintiffs, is a video that… » 8/23/12 6:30pm 8/23/12 6:30pm

Joseph Kony Is Proving Difficult to Nab, Even for Elite U.S. Forces

Joseph Kony, the evil, crazed Ugandan warlord who was the subject of a now infamous viral video campaign, is proving a hard man to find. He's been on the run in the jungles of Uganda, and even after President Obama ordered 100 elite U.S. troops to capture him six months ago, he's evaded capture and continued to… » 4/29/12 11:55pm 4/29/12 11:55pm

Get Excited for the Kony 2012 Sequel You Didn't Ask For

Does anyone have even one lone Facebook friend — perhaps a super sheltered tween cousin, or a 90-year-old grandparent — who still wholeheartedly believes in Invisible Children's Kony 2012 campaign? The nonprofit's first video, which demanded the capture of dictator Joseph Kony and has been viewed upwards of 86… » 4/02/12 5:00pm 4/02/12 5:00pm

Price Of Beauty Finale: Jessica Celebrates Inner Beauty With A Makeover

After traveling the world, Jessica was back home in Los Angeles for last night's episode. She visited a high school, where she talked to a few female students about her journey — and their self-image. » 5/04/10 2:40pm 5/04/10 2:40pm

Price Of Beauty: Jessica Visits Ugandan "Fattening Hut"

Last night's episode of The Price Of Beauty involved Jessica Simpson and her friends visiting a village in Uganda, where the Hima — a "tribe" of people in Eastern Africa — believe that a beautiful woman is a fat woman. » 4/06/10 12:00pm 4/06/10 12:00pm

RapeLay Game Sparks Call For Gaming-Industry Policing In Japan • Caster…

• Even though the video game RapeLay (which allows you to stalk and assault multiple women and girls) was removed from Amazon and other outlets, the game remains a viral sensation, and is commonly available for download online. » 3/30/10 5:40pm 3/30/10 5:40pm

Jessica Simpson's The Price Of Beauty Doesn't Look Dreadful

In the trailer (embedded after the jump) for Jessica Simpson's new show, Jess says, "Being in Uganda, I definitely saw and experienced a concept of beauty that I had never heard of." Then the Ugandan lady says, "Fat is beautiful." » 2/25/10 10:00am 2/25/10 10:00am

American Evangelicals and Ugandan Government Officials Bond Over…

A chilling article in the New York Times today explores the connection between Evangelical Christians in the US and the fallout around the Ugandan bill punishing homosexuality with the death penalty. » 1/04/10 2:00pm 1/04/10 2:00pm

Meet Val Kalende, Standing Tall In The Face of Uganda's New Anti-Gay…

How much are people willing to risk for equality? In the case of Ugandan lesbian activist Val Kalende, she's risking her life as well as her loved ones for a simple wish: to be able to love freely. » 12/15/09 5:00pm 12/15/09 5:00pm

Uganda Drops Death Penalty From Anti-Gay Bill

Uganda has eliminated the death penalty and life imprisonment from its anti-gay bill, in the hopes of pleasing some religious leaders. But the bill now includes counseling to "attract errant people to acceptable sexual orientation." [Bloomberg] » 12/09/09 5:20pm 12/09/09 5:20pm

Rachel Maddow Rips Into Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill, American Backers

Last night Rachel Maddow discussed the terrifying bill in Uganda that would make homosexuality punishable by life in prison, and the American religious zealots who influenced the disturbing legislation. » 12/09/09 9:30am 12/09/09 9:30am

Former Victim Sues Men Caught With Child Porn • Obama Daughters Not Yet…

• A 20-year-old woman is seeking restitution for pornographic videos made of her when she was eight years old. The abuse was committed and filmed by her uncle, and the resulting videos became "Internet child porn classics." • » 10/26/09 5:40pm 10/26/09 5:40pm

Researchers Stop New Male Circumcision Trial In Uganda

Dr. Maria Wawer of Johns Hopkins and her Uganda colleagues stopped their most recent male circumcision trial because it proved ineffective at preventing the spread of HIV from men to their female partners. » 7/17/09 4:30pm 7/17/09 4:30pm