“Despite our concerted efforts to stop the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the President has today legalized state-sponsored homophobia and transphobia by signing this bill into law. It will erode the inherent rights of LGBTIQ individuals and put innocent Ugandans at cross hairs of grave violations from State and non-state actors. We now look forward to the legal challenge in court, and the law being repealed,” said Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
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 […]
This is what embracing equity means; treating all parts of the population with fairness and impartiality. As we celebrate Women’s day 2023, it is important for us to reflect on the gaps to equity and the role each of us can play to bridge these gaps.
Speaking to Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist Kasha Jacquilne Nabageresa, this is what she had to say about Davis, “I have worked with Davis for so many years and one thing about him is that he is so development oriented. He doesn’t only concentrate on his activism but all round social activism. I have followed his journey to become a chief for years now. I actually envy that community because I wish it was happening in my own backyard.
What seemed like an easy task has opened a Pandora’s Box. LGBTIQ Ugandans can write the most hilarious, mind boggling true stories.
For me to welcome FARUG staff in my space is a blessing. I will forever be humbled by this. Thank you FARUG. I have tears of joy in my heart.
Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health condition in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance a flaw that appears minor or can’t be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations. This however does not mean that LBQT people have mental health illness because of their sexuality.
My heart bleeds for my community.
Please be empathetic while sharing shocking information because between battling bomb attacks and COVID-19 everyone needs a shoulder to lie on.
ccording to rights group Rightify Ghana, he was attacked by a homophobic mob who somehow identified him as a gay man. Reports say the victim, only identified as Rahaman, was allegedly seeking for a gay partner but was “apprehended” by residents
Legislators do not only have a duty to legislate Law but impliedly, to pass good Law not influenced by biased public opinion but informed by International and Regional standards, most of which Uganda has signed and ratified. The Bill is a direct attack on sexual and gender identity. Article 21 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as amended guarantees equality and freedom for all from discrimination on the ground of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, or social or economic standing, political opinion or disability. ‘Discrimination on the ground of sex’ appends respect for a private life, respect for family and a home.
A 2020 report by Bantwana Initiative of World Education carried out in Uganda on defilement and sexual harassment shows that, “19% of children reported that they had ‘played sex’ with an adult in the past six months. Of the 47% of children that reported receiving a ‘bad touch’ in the past six months, 50% identified a caregiver as the perpetrator, 33% identified a teacher and 17% identified a friend, stranger, or another family member as the perpetrator. Of the 32% of teachers that reported knowing a child that received a bad touch in the past six months, 56% (majority) identified a fellow student as the perpetrator. Where children knew a child that received a bad touch, 34% of children talked with a teacher and 25% talked to a friend.”
As we celebrate InternationaI Women’s day, I dedicate this year to Akina Mama WA Afrika ( AmWa). In the spirit of embracing equity, AmWa generously opened her doors to me, FARUG and the entire LGBT+ Community. FARUG is the AmWa of queer feminist women in Uganda. We shall overcome! I would also love to share […]
Continue praying for LGBTIQ+ Ugandans because the outbreak of another pandemic will only make a dire situation worse!
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).