Rainbow Health Foundation Mbarara is one of the very few rural based LGBTI organizations in Uganda. It has spearheaded many campaigns for the rural dwelling community and is now in the process of organizing an Easter show that will be staged in both Mbarara and Kampala.
16th March has gone down in history as a great victory for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community in Botswana and Africa as a whole after LGBTI organization LEGABIBO (The Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana) won a court case where the state was instructed to register and officially recognize the sexual minorities’ body.
I followed with keen interest online engagements on the occasion of International Women’s Day. To say the least, it’s quite disgusting to see what people make of this day. While majority appreciate the fact that women hold a special position in our lives and therefore require recognition, the cartoons all depicted men taking over so-called women’s chores for celebratory purposes.
So often, people who work tirelessly and put their own lives at stake for the sake of the greater good go unappreciated or even unrecognized. This Women’s day, we talk to some of the women in Uganda’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community that have been an inspiration not only through their works but also their lives.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day tomorrow, Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) the first Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organization in Uganda will spearhead the community revelry. To mark the day, FARUG has released a statement to commemorate the day as well as pay respect t the women who have been strong enough to create a difference in the minority community.
One of Africa’s best holiday destinations Seychelles might be the third country on the continent to repeal its antigay laws.
Section 151 of the country’s Penal Code states that a man who has sex with a man against the order of nature can be jailed for up to fourteen years but the Seychelles government is now considering to scrap this law entirely.