“A picture is worth a thousand words. FARUG as a team felt that in this era of social/visual media and publicity, the community could use films and documentaries to educate as well as get information and inspiration on the Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LBTI) and women having sex with women (WSW) people in Uganda.”
The Finance and Operations Department of the Program on Independent Journalism is at the heart of program’s grant making operations and plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of the program. The Program Administrative Specialist will work under direct supervision of the manager of the Finance and Operations unit of the Program on Independent Journalism and will provide general administrative support to the whole program. This is a fixed term maternity cover position.
Finally after staying close to five months in Luzira prison, Kim and Rihanna were released marking the beginning of their turbulent lives outside of the prison walls. Kim came back to begin life all over again, he had no home, business or even friends. Kim says that he once slept in old wrecked vehicles in parking yards since he had nowhere to go.
Jamal was apportioned a huge piece of land by his parents and decided to use it to the benefit of her fellow transgender women. Through mobilization, she was able to coordinate other Ugandan transgender women to till the land. On the farm, they planted groundnuts that they are currently harvesting; they planted beans which are also ready for harvest, scattered matooke stems and piggery. They also plan to start planting grapes on the farm to cut down the costs of raw materials used in their wine making business.
To show their love and support during this hard time, the Ugandan LGBTI community held a vigil on 18/6/2016 at the Chapter Four office premises. Despite the heavy down pour, the event organized by Kuchu Times Media Group, saw a number of LGBTI identifying persons and allies of the community come together to pay their respects to the innocent souls that were lost in the tragic shooting.
A nominee for the 2014 Nobel peace prize, Dr. Frank Mugisha was born on 17th June. He is a Ugandan LGBTI advocate and Executive Director of Sexual minorities Uganda (S.M.U.G) an umbrella network for organizations that advocate for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda.