Simon Lokodo: Reread the Ugandan Constitution, Pride is not illegal

Yesterday the opening night of Uganda Pride 2017 was cancelled after the Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, deployed Uganda Police at the event venue, threatened to arrest those expected to attend and “physically harm” a prominent LGBT activist. Needless to say, many in the Ugandan LGBT community were disappointed, angry, and frightened. As Grace … Continue reading Simon Lokodo: Reread the Ugandan Constitution, Pride is not illegal

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Independence day

Uganda gained its freedom 53 years ago today. But the fight for freedom continues for LGBTQ Ugandans. No one is free until we are all free. I did a photostory with Keith for Queer Collective - to capture the feeling that many are having within the kuchu community on this day.  

“One was husband and one was the wife”

From my fieldnotes (Kampala, 2015). █████ started talking about homosexuals seeking services at an HIV support organization. There was one last week and “one was husband and one was the wife.” The HIV counselor that was counseling them told the other interns to get out and to give them privacy. Typically interns are allowed to … Continue reading “One was husband and one was the wife”

A conversation with two interns at an HIV clinic

From my fieldnotes (Kampala, 2015). The topic of homosexuality came up after I found this poster curled up in a corner. One of the interns I was talking to had taken it down. But we were also discussing human rights earlier — and how some Ugandans (especially those who are involved in opposition politics to … Continue reading A conversation with two interns at an HIV clinic

U.S. recruiting Africa’s doctors for placements no one wants

The United States is recruiting the world’s doctors — and from the very places that need MDs the most. Dubbed the “international brain drain,” the United States leads the way in attracting international doctors, especially those from Africa. The United States, with its high salaries, attracts more international doctors every year than Britain, Canada and Australia combined. … Continue reading U.S. recruiting Africa’s doctors for placements no one wants