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Uganda Celebrates Its First Pride Parade

Can you imagine that the worst place in the world to be gay is having Gay Pride?”

Ugandan activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, addressing a crowd of LGBT Ugandans during the country’s inaugural Pride parade,  in The New Yorker.

Photo: HuriDocs

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 7, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      Brave, brave people.

      Aug 7, 2012 at 8:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      Now those gays have balls!

      Aug 7, 2012 at 8:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clockwork
      Clockwork

      God bless these brave Ugandans in their fight for free expression, speech, and thought.

      Aug 7, 2012 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J Stratford
      J Stratford

      This is great news indeed!

      The vile homophobia (death penalty to gays) being spread by the American Chiristian Right Loonies in Africa is showing signs of degradation. Thanks to pressure from the gay-friendly world, and the heroism of the gay and gay-friendly Ugandans!

      Aug 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez
      Daez

      @J Stratford: Quick, someone call Dan Cathy and tell him to donate another 5 million. That is if he still has another 5 million to donate.

      Aug 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      That’s the happiest picture of a ‘pride day’ picture you could find from the event?

      Yikes!

      Aug 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      God bless our Ugandan LGBT brothers and sisters! May they feel great joy as they show all of Uganda that we are their friends and family members, not the evildoers of myths which they have heard. Let light be shone on all the lies, so that the good people of Uganda can see for themselves that we are GOOD, and good FOR them.

      I hope the Kigali Public Library has good books about LGBT issues and people in it, so that all there can read the truth.

      Aug 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gerald
      Gerald

      We wish to thank the world for all their undying support, Guys thank you very much. I attended pride week in Kampala (Ofcourse I stay here) and it was amazing and even when the police raided the party, I saw an amazing force of support from the community and the entire world like I have never seen before. Phone calls were made allover the world and in less than an hour the detained 10 or so activists were released with no charges.

      Aluta continua.

      Aug 8, 2012 at 2:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geri
      Geri

      Good for them!!!

      However re: ” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera asked a crowd of cheering gay men, lesbians, transgendered men and women, and queers somewhere in between.”

      Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/08/gay-and-proud-in-uganda.html#ixzz22yAMcLFr

      I’d like to remind (or possibly inform) Alexis Okeowo that Brenda Howard, the “Mother of Pride”, was a bisexual woman who was an active member of the early bisexual political activist group BiPAC, a Regional Organizer for BiNet USA, a co-facilitator of the Bisexual S/M Discussion Group and a founder of the nation’s first Alcoholics Anonymous chapter for bisexuals.

      Aug 8, 2012 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      Amazing! Gives me so much hope when LGBT presence can be displayed and reaffirmed in the face of so much homophobia!

      Aug 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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