Entry #10195: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Uganda

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RegionUganda
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Date2019
End DateMay 29, 2023
DescriptionIn 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission adopted the Standards for General Broadcast Programming in Uganda. Article 6(5) determines that “information, themes or subplots on lifestyles such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, paedophilia and incest” should not “promote, justify or glamorize” them. Further, explicit dialogue or information concerning the above topics should not be broadcasted. In addition, Article 8.6 states that sex education programmes should not encourage or promote “unnatural sex acts”.
Sourceshttps://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 147)


Revision History (3)

Deleted by daikman. change end date to when the newer law was passed. End date had previously been when the newer law was voted through parliament.

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End DateMar 22, 2023May 29, 2023

Revision by Pizzaslices412653. Illegal to identify as gay in Uganda as of March 23, 2023

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End Date(NONE)Mar 22, 2023

Revision by Markissik. Adding source and updating status

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo censorshipState-enforced
Start Date(NONE)2019
NoteIn Uganda, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.In 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission adopted the Standards for General Broadcast Programming in Uganda. Article 6(5) determines that “information, themes or subplots on lifestyles such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, paedophilia and incest” should not “promote, justify or glamorize” them. Further, explicit dialogue or information concerning the above topics should not be broadcasted. In addition, Article 8.6 states that sex education programmes should not encourage or promote “unnatural sex acts”.
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In Uganda, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics. 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission adopted the Standards for General Broadcast Programming in Uganda. Article 6(5) determines that “information, themes or subplots on lifestyles such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, paedophilia and incest” should not “promote, justify or glamorize” them. Further, explicit dialogue or information concerning the above topics should not be broadcasted. In addition, Article 8.6 states that sex education programmes should not encourage or promote “unnatural sex acts”.
Sourceshttps://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 147)
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https://ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_World_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_report_global_legislation_overview_update_December_2020.pdf (page 147)

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