P.o Box: 70116, Clocktower, Kampala, Uganda
+256 312 294 863
+256 771 840 233
Over the years, our species have been harassed, cajoled, insulted ,discriminated against and have been referred to as beasts and on several occasions, have been called inhuman, insane, sick, immoral and not upright thinking members of the society.
The Penal Code is very harsh to homosexuals and seriously criminalizes it and although it does not mention sex between women, lesbians face it as rough as gay men in trying to exist freely alongside heterosexuals.
Homosexuals have been for long suppressed by individuals, families, media, and churches and by top politicians. This has left many of us victims, homeless, jobless and hopeless. It has made most of us very economically and socially underpowered. There are increased deaths among the LGBTI people from suicide, resulting from stigmatization and from HIV/AIDS and the like, resulting from discrimination even in healthy issues.
It would lead you to further into trouble if for instance you suffered from STD and presented your partner as someone of your same sex. All around us are homophobic comments, actions and reports. This homophobia is given voice by press, institutionalized by the penal code and given strength by politicians and religious leaders.
Over the decades, we have got more and more miserable as LGBTI people in Uganda and FARUG has decided to spearhead the end of all this misery.