Uganda’s LGBTI-friendly religious leaders (a few)
Africa / Faith and religion

Uganda’s LGBTI-friendly religious leaders (a few)

  FORWARD-THINKING FAITH LEADERS Homophobia is a severe problem in many African churches, but not all Christian leaders are infected by it, as Kuchu Times points out. At that Ugandan publication, human rights activist Barigye Ambrose recently profiled several religious leaders who preach a gospel of acceptance and love. These are some excerpts: Continue reading

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Botswana: Upcoming films will tell LGBTI stories

Activists struggling for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people are increasingly adopting the strategy of sharing people’s stories, which honors LGBTI people’s efforts and helps the wider society understand what’s at stake in their struggle. Examples of this strategy include Kuchu Times in Uganda (“Our voices, our stories, our lives”) and the No … Continue reading

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Kuchu Times: Uganda Pride seeks support

Uganda-based Kuchu Times reports: Uganda Pride 2015 Coordinator Seeks Support Pride Uganda, which is in its fourth year running,  is part of the annual international celebration of achievements for the movement of lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questionable, and gender non-conforming persons. Kuchu Times’ George Barasa and Ambrose Barigye caught up with Richard Lusimbo, … Continue reading

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LGBTI Ugandans tell their stories in their own magazine

The Ugandan LGBTI community has launched its own magazine to tell their stories to the nation. “Bombastic Magazine is a compilation of stories, testimonies and opinions by LGBTI Ugandans. The objective of this campaign is to end violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people countrywide,” the introductory press release states. Supporters of the magazine … Continue reading