By DIVINE LONDON PRINT We desire to meet that one person, fall madly in love with them and live happily ever after. However the story completely changes when you realize the person you fell in love with has a different side to them. It starts to feel like there are three of you […]
Kuchu Times Weekly News Roundup – Episode 17
A fundraiser has been set up on M-Changa, to help collect money that will go to gay activist Binyavanga Wainaiana’s medical care. The fundraiser which was set up by Kwani Trust still has 28 days left to run and has so far racked in 242,001 Kshs (approximately USD 2371).
With more effort being directed to raising awareness of transgender issues in Africa, South Africa is spearheading this long overdue campaign with the very first Transgender Visibility Day in Africa.
I trembled as I stared deep into your sparkling eyes Stammered as I held my breath only to let my lips say a word I let my ego sink as I knelt down to ask you to take me in once more! Little did I know you had made the final choice….
Ugandans have overtime tried to grasp what it really means to be either lesbian or gay. While some may not accept what it fully entails to be a sexual minority, they will still have a better understanding of the situation the latter find themselves in.
What is still hard to grasp for most Ugandans however is the concept of gender minorities. Today being Trans Awareness Day, we talked to a few transgender individuals to shed light on what their everyday lives are like and how they have managed to cope in a greatly transphobic society.
Nicholas Opiyo is probably most known as the lawyer that spearheaded the team that saw the Anti Homosexuality Act struck down by the Constitutional Court in 2014. For that, Opiyo was forced to relinquish his position as General Secretary of the Uganda Law Society.
Defenders Protection Initiative (DPI) is conducting a research on “THE THREATS LIKELY TO AFFECT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TOWARDS 2016 ELECTIONS IN UGANDA” which is
aimed at identifying the likelihood of such threats that may arise during this
period and may affect civil society organizations – Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)
in particular and develop recommendations to mitigate them.