The reason for this post is to announce that Pride Uganda 2016 will be streamed live again this year. Please stay tuned to the page for further updates as the dates for the activities are upon us.
Uganda’s Kuchu Aquatic team is training tirelessly to join other LGBTI participants from all around the world for the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics slated from 8th to 14th August in Edmonton Canada. We now bring you three of the people on the team as they talk about their hopes for the team as well as what motivated them to join competitive sports.
According to the five, they started organizing and planning Pride a couple of months back and first order of business was community consultations. “We had to first understand what the community wanted out of Pride this year and what they wanted to leave behind. It has been a process well thought out and we are positive, we will deliver to the best of our ability,” Zak said of the organization process.
Excitement is in the air, as we near the kick off this year’s Pride Festival in Uganda and as usual, one of the most looked forward to events is the MR AND MISS PRIDE pageant. To give the community a sneak peek into what they should expect, we talked to some of the contestants that will grace the runway.
According to the team, this would not have been possible without the relentless efforts by Nate Freeman an American citizen from the state of Iowa. Nate who is an athlete and a human rights activist while doing his internship with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), initiated this great move after interactions with sports men and women from the Ugandan LGBTI community whom he says had promising talent.
This year, the magazine is giving special attention to the role of religion in the lives of LGBTI people, how government policies have affected our lives and projects that we are engaged in to beat the terrible socio-economic environment in Uganda. However, you are encouraged to submit any stories that you want to share with the world irrespective of topic.
In the 152 paged biography, the 85 year old Bishop takes us through his life thus far, from his formative years, his education, his choice to join the church and what influenced him even though he was unsure of himself, his works as the Bishop of West Buganda diocese, the martyrdom of the Archbishop Janan Luwum, his work with sexual and gender minorities and how this has affected his life.
It was from these findings that Spectrum Uganda realized the need for extending such initiatives to other parts of the country such that MSM in the furthest areas could also access friendly health services. This project covers Wakiso, Mpigi,Kampala, Masaka, Jinja, Mukono, Busia and Tororo districts among others.
The International AIDS Conference is an annual meeting of persons working in the HIV/AIDS area, where policy makers, medical practitioners as well as persons affected by the scourge get to meet to forge ways and share knowledge on new trends and discoveries while also looking at the statistics related to the scourge.