I am currently living in Kampala, Uganda, Africa with my partner of a year and a half. It has been a rollercoaster ride getting here and the way in which things have taken off for me since coming to Uganda. Why am I in Uganda? Well my partner got a job here and it was […]
Ugandan attorney Nicholas Opiyo received Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism this year along with five other individuals who have devoted their lives to defending human rights. Nicholas played a central role in the legal response that overturned the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) in his country. Many human rights heroes’ accomplishments go unsung, and so Nicholas was truly surprised when he learned of this recognition. He was simply doing the work he felt compelled to do.
When G. Yamazawa told his dad that he didn’t want to wave to a classmate because she was gay, his father asked the simple question, “What does that even mean?” Springing from that interaction, Yamazawa was able to dig deep within himself, and learn to love others.