Africa

Hundreds gather for peaceful IDAHOT pride in Uganda

Ugandan LGBT and sex worker communities gathered on Saturday (May 16) for their second annual peaceful Pride celebration, sponsored by the grassroots anti-HIV, pro-LGBT Youth on Rock Foundation. The event was  scheduled to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). It brought together 240 Ugandan LGBT and sex workers from a variety … Continue reading

Africa

Profile of a busy queer Ugandan sex worker activist

Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi writes here about Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco), a queer sex worker activist who has been a driving force behind two activist organizations fighting HIV in Kampala’s poorest neighborhoods, the Youth on Rock Foundation and the Come Out Post-Test Club. She wrote this commentary in advance of … Continue reading

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Will AIDS activist’s death boost HIV support services?

The Youth on Rock Foundation is working to improve its HIV education and support services in conjunction with a memorial for foundation member Abby Love (Abby Mukasa), who died April 24 of complications related to AIDS. Mukasa was an active member of the foundation, a community-based organization working on issues affecting the LGBT/sex worker communities … Continue reading