Continue praying for LGBTIQ+ Ugandans because the outbreak of another pandemic will only make a dire situation worse!
Last week, HER Internet hosted a two days’ workshop on Misinformation and Disinformation in Kampala following their one month long social media advocacy drive on the same topic. The initiative which was supported by Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Central Africa (CIPESA Uganda) sought to empower structurally silenced women especially LBQ womxn […]
Finally , while queer people are currently living with the trauma of anti gay conspiracies who’s foundation was set by the Langa’s of this world, It is only a matter of time these theories affect every Ugandan. Because of these theories, putting your trousers on “balance” was somehow gay. You will not put on your favorite shirt or dress because of these theories. You will not be able to attend that concert or festival because of these theories gay or not. These conspiracies are attention whores like the people who spread them and they will get the attention, whether you give it to them now or not.
In the depths of this homophobic darkness into which Uganda’s LGBTIQA+ people were plunged, emerged a boldly defiant and unafraid corpus of individuals and groups who decided to observe Pride Uganda. Led, coordinated, mobilized and organized by Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, they planned and implemented the first Beach Pride Uganda event in August 2012. The last […]
Over a decade has passed since this narrative began playing out in the dusty streets of Kampala. Money, deceit, the police, the Ugandan government, and LGBTQ people are all involved. It speaks of the many lives that have been turned upside down; the scandals and embarrassments; the loss of jobs and livelihoods; and the betrayal of family and friends. This is the account of the ex-gay movement in Uganda and the numerous lives it destroyed in its wake (from my point of view).