Nigerian filmmaker Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim is making history in her new movie Ife, where she focuses on a love story between two lesbians. According to the fil maker, Ife is a Yoruba word meaning love.
In my working career that now spans over three decades I have worked with many vulnerable and marginalized groups (handicapped children, psychiatric patients, migrants, sex-workers, survivors of domestic abuse etc. etc.). Nevertheless, I want to argue that LGBTIQ refugees are often in exceptional difficulties.
The organization which advocates for LGBTI rights in Uganda through the use of sport, visual art and culture hopes to create a more functional working relationship between these two marginalized groups – a move they believe will increase visibility and acceptance of the two within the greater societal setting.
5TH EDITION OF BOMBASTIC MAGAZINE 17th July 2020 We are ecstatic to finally be able to share the fifth and latest edition of our annual publication, Bombastic Magazine. This particular edition is very special because it focused on LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers- a category of people within our community whose existence we continue […]
Uganda’s Parliament, on Thursday last week, moved a motion to introduce the Human Rights Defenders Protection Bill 2020 in a plenary sitting. The motion was moved by Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon. Lyandro Komakech who requested for leave to prepare and introduce the said bill on the floor of Parliament as a Private members’ bill.
The online launch which will be held on Friday 17th July will run for two hours, from 19:00hrs EAT to 21:00hrs EAT. It will be live on the Kuchu Times Facebook page and we encourage all community members, leaders, allies, well-wishers and the general public to be a part of this very important and long overdue conversation.