The documentary titled See Me As covers a wide range of different events that transpired in the Ugandan LGBTI movement over the course of the last four years; it highlights the movement’s achievements as well as the rights violations experienced by LGBTI identifying persons which include but are not limited to forced anal exams, arbitrary arrests, and police clump down on LGTBI gatherings.
A frank documentary about the lives of gay Tunisians received an enthusiastic welcome at a local film festival last week despite homosexuality being a crime in the North African country. The room of 500 seats was not big enough to fit all those who flocked to see “Upon the shadow”, an intimate — at times explicit — portrait of a group of transvestite and gay friends speaking openly about their love lives, being rejected by their families and their fear of the police.
Nicholas Opiyo , one of Uganda’s most profound human rights lawyers and the Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, will today receive the prestigious German Africa Award for his exceptional effort and dedication towards defending rule of law and political liberty in Uganda.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Kuchu Times Media Group (KTMG) is putting together the fourth issue of Bombastic Magazine. There are lots of ways that you can get involved and one of these ways is helping determine the direction of this publication.
Being a community initiative, we thought it best to put the ball in your court. What would you like to see in the next issue, what topics would you love to see addressed, what issues remain untackled or what would you want us (as a community) to debunk?
In the past year, the situation of democracy and human rights around the world continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Political and civil space is increasingly shrinking in numerous countries, and economic, social and cultural development often is uneven and does not include vulnerable groups.
Susan Mirembe Nalunkuma a Ugandan lawyer and frontline feminist currently working with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)-a South African based organisation as the sexual rights network coordinator also serves as the Board Chair for Kuchu Times Media Group. Ms Mirembe is the co-founder of an LGBTI organisation The Tara Foundation that works to support the mental and psychological wellness of LGBTIQ Ugandans