Douglas Mawadri was born on 25th February. He has worked closely with Uganda’s sexual and gender minorities’ community and currently serves as the Safety and Protection Officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
. After consistent homophobic speeches over the years Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe went off script during a speech at the UN General assembly in September 2015 to “reject new rights” and declare “we are not gays” to both muted laughter and applause. This is an indication of the wide spread view in Zimbabwe and many other African countries that the LGBT community does not deserve in basic human rights, leading to hate crimes and harassment across the nation.