Uganda holds fourth-annual Pride festival amidst pervasive anti-LGBT sentiment
- The invitation-only event includes film screenings, a cocktail party, and a low-profile parade, all held in secret locations disseminated through private networks.
- Last year’s pride coincided with the overturning of the law condemning gays discovered by law enforcement to life imprisonment.
- Despite the law’s overturning, Uganda continues to experience rampant anti-LGBT persecution, including media outings and violence at levels sufficient to warrant asylum in other countries.
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“The law is only part of it. … It doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have the people on your side. The biggest challenge is to get that neighbour, that shop keeper, that person working in the salon to support you.”
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