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?
Whether you're an activist, a closeted or openly LGBTI identifying person, or an ally, it will be great to hear from you and have your say determine the direction of Bombastic Magazine.
ABOUT BOMBASTIC MAGAZINE
Bombastic Magazine, the only LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex) magazine in Uganda, calls for articles for its new issue. t is very difficult to find spaces to sensitize and create awareness about LGBTI issues as that is considered promotion of something termed as criminal. The few spaces available like radio and television talk shows are always there to instead degrade the activists in attendance and expose them to all kinds of abuses from both the anti-gay guests and the callers into shows.
In print media the price is over billed for LGBTI activists to put any statement. The media council has a gay guideline to all media houses on how to deal with LGBTI issues thus they could face closure like in the past where some have been fined for hosting LGBTI persons ,hosts suspended etc. The media has been very influential in creating a very hostile environment towards the advocacy and sensitization work of LGBTI and human rights defenders fighting for sexual rights in general.
It’s from this background that we decided to use the same methods the media is using to send out our own stories, written and told by LGBTI persons to share with the public our concerns, plights but also share with them what their Government is not telling them.