It is with very heavy hearts and deep-felt sadness that we announce the cancellation of Pride Uganda 2017. Following the Police raid and interruption of the Pride parade last year, extra precaution was taken in organising this year’s festival.
The evening session was the Mr and Miss Pride pageant, that was well attended as hundreds came out to see the community crown a new king and queen. The transgender women looked magnificent in their heels, well done hair and polished nails. The contestants were excited as each had high hopes of taking the crown home and the community was there to cheer them on.
On this very date (2nd August) last year, Pride Uganda kicked off the one-week festival with an opening gala at one of Kampala’s upscale hotels. The gala was attended by several community members, organisation heads, delegates from various foreign missions as well as representatives of different partners.