With over thirty explanations of what family means to different defenders of human rights of LGBT persons, one thing was clear- any group of people that are in your corner supporting you and believing in you are your family, regardless of whether they are biologically related to you or not.


The Global Forum for MSM and HIV (MSMGF) and ISHTAR is opening a call for applications for 5-day Speaking Out East Africa training. The training will be hosted from 3rd -8th July in Kenya. The advocacy training equips individuals and organizations with tools and techniques that enable them to become advocates right now, whoever and wherever they happen to be. We are looking for Gay men, MSM and Transgender (GMT) advocates who are expected to participate in 5-day training. Participants will be drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.


Douglas Mawadri was born on 25th February. He has worked closely with Uganda’s sexual and gender minorities’ community and currently serves as the Safety and Protection Officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).


shares By Ambrose Barigye Background Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was […]