Protest Against Anti-Gay Laws by Ugandan Kuchus and Exiled African Gays in Sweden

What happen to make love not war?


By Melanie Nathan, February 18, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 9.13.48 AMToday about 50 people, from various African countries, together with allies, gathered in Sergel’s Square in Stockholm, Sweden, to protest the LGBT situation in Africa. In true African style, a protest, though sad and serious, brought people out in dance and song.

Stockholm Sweden, is now home to an increasing number of Kuchu Ugandans, seeking refuge and gaining asylum, after being exiled for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 9.12.47 AMIn this demonstration against Africa’s anti-gay laws, Ugandan exiled gays and allies came out to protest the odious and draconian Anti-Homoseuxality Bill which is about to be assented to by President Museveni of Uganda. Swedish press reports that politicians have been trying to persuade Museveni not to sign the Bill.

But it would seem to no avail, as Jimmy Sserwadda noted, who is from Uganda, married to a man and who received an honorary award…

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