The Ugandan Parliament on Monday passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. The bill prescribes a five-year-jail term for anyone guilty of same-sex acts, and awaits the signature of President Yoweri Museveni. For many, the bill sounds like a repeat of a similar law passed in the Ugandan parliament in 2013, which, however, was annulled by the country's Supreme Court based on technicalities. The new bill explained The focus of the new bill is to primarily clamp down on sexual violence in general, increasing punishments for sexual offenders while also boosting the protection of victims during sexual offense trials. The overarching objective of the new piece of legislation is to provide for a broader application of the law while repealing some provisions of the Penal Code Act. Pride events like this one in the Ugandan city of Entebbe in 2014 could become a thing of the past According to Jacob Oboth-Oboth, chairperson of … [Read more...] about Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed
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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines has graced the pages of Women's Health magazine's June edition in a striking workout-themed fashion shoot. Showcasing her gym-honed physique, the mother-of-one, 29, is seen posing on the beach and inside a photography studio while modelling array of all-black activewear. In one photo, Kayla is pictured sitting on an isolated beach as she models in a $99 crop top and matching $110 bike shorts by Australian fashion label Aje. Fitness queen! Kayla Itsines , 29, showed off her lithe physique in black activewear she posed for an exercise-themed editorial for Women's Health magazine's June issue Revealing her svelte limbs in the skin-baring ensemble, Kayla beamed at the camera while gently resting her head on one hand. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Fitness queen Kayla Itsines reveals she has a new partner... 'I had so many cysts burst': Fitness queen Kayla Itsines... Fitness queen Kayla Itsines addresses … [Read more...] about Fitness queen Kayla Itsines shows off her lithe physique in black activewear as she poses for Women’s Health magazine
Most people would equate being a rockstar with boozing all night and wrecking hotel rooms but for Anita Rani it’s all about mugs of tea and packets of biscuits. The 43-year-old has been named the new presenter of Channel 4 quiz The Answer Trap- just three months after the Mirror revealed that there were no female quiz hosts on the channel. Speaking about her new role, Anita said: “Quizzes are the rockstars of TV at the moment. I’ve always loved watching them but I felt there were quite a lot of men hosting quiz shows and not enough women. We’ve got some brilliant badass women out there. "I thought I would be a good host of one so I’ve been putting it out to the universe for a while and Channel 4 listened. "Everyone loves a word quiz at 3pm with a cup of tea and a packet of Hob Nobs. There’s something nostalgic about them. It’s a warm hug of a TV show.” Rockstar behaviour indeed. In January, the Mirror revealed that Loose Women Charlene White had raised the issue of … [Read more...] about Anita Rani to become first female quiz show host on Channel 4 with The Answer Trap
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
AS a lifelong fan of the Mr Men, Matt Lucas thought he knew all there was to know about the celebrated children’s books. But while making a documentary for Channel 4, marking the 50th anniversary of their creation, he got a bit of a shock. It turned out the wholesome characters came close to being used for a rather racy purpose. Matt says: “I asked them whether they’d had to say no to any ideas for merchandise, and they told me somebody wanted to make Mr Men CONDOMS. “They felt that even though condoms were a socially responsible thing, they didn’t feel it was an approp-riate match. Yeah, I think they made the right call on that one. “But the merchandising is still something that is very big for these characters, they’ve had their own Happy Meals.” The Mr Men and Little Miss books are not just a cultural phenomenon, they are a major money-spinner, as the Little Britain and Great British Bake Off star discovered. They are a hit formula first dreamt up when … [Read more...] about Matt Lucas shocked after finding out Mr Men characters came close to be used on condoms