Court Awards Damages to 20 LGBT Youth in Uganda

The High Court of Uganda awarded damages of UGX 5,000,000 (about US$1,340) to 20 homeless gay, bisexual, and transgender people who had been arbitrarily detained and held without access to their lawyers. Their arrests had occurred in response to complaints about their sexual identities. On June 15, the court ruled that the prison system’s refusal to allow(…)