What is important to know is that no one is a victim of circumstance when it comes to the group in which they fall but rather a conscience decision and choice between either boldness or cowardice leads them there.
The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga early this week called upon the legislators to table a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The comments were made during a plenary meeting where the members present were discussing the recent distribution of Bombastic Magazine that saw Parliament receive 80 copies of the annual publication.
Maglott’s final Ubuntu profile automatically posted in the hours following his death on August 12, 2016. In one of the many electronic files he left behind, Maglott stated Ubuntu’s mission is to “educate the general community, and empower gay youth, through learning about the contributions and dynamic lives of queer men and women of color. You won’t find this important information on most history/biography websites or media.”
Vocal Kenyan LGBTI advocate and gospel singer George Barasa commonly known as Jojibaro was on Sunday attacked by one of the people he has been giving free safe housing. Joji who turned his home into a safe house of sorts to help LGBTI persons who are homeless says the attack occurred after he requested one of the gay boys he is housing to leave the premises.
We will continue to publish this magazine because it is one way to reach out to the masses and policy makers. We are open to dialogue- instead of rubbishing this information that they could benefit from, our Parliamentarians should invite us to sit down and have beneficial conversations,” Kasha said of Parliament’s decision to recall Bombastic Magazine.
On 12th June 2016, the world was left dumbfounded after Pulse, a gay club in Orlando was attacked leaving 49 people dead. One year down the road, the LGBTI community around the world is still recovering from the homophobic attack; they have, in commemoration of the first year memorial, honored them with the hash tags #WeWillnotLetHateWin and #WeareOrlando.
Moses Kimbugwe the Programs Director at Spectrum Initiative Uganda, said the meeting was very positive and it is one of many that will help bridge the gap between health service delivery and key populations. He explained that the Ministry of Health has shown willingness in working with the HIV/AIDS Parliamentary Committee to have a budget line specifically targeting key populations as well as fighting stigma towards HIV and KPs in the wider population.