From LGBTSr an interview with Ugandan LGBTI activist and human rights defender Victor Mukasa Victor has pursued the cause of human rights with tremendous dedication in Africa and globally. He is a founding member of several Ugandan and regional human rights groups, including Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRDN) [...]
From Thought Leader – Talia Meer asks what is the point of ”1 billion Rising” and from Women and Beyond the Global – Wondering about Outrage! beyond personal gratification? Particularly when it is selective, ie where was the outrage when Rape Crisis centers were closed, or are are in the process of being closed? Where [...]
Hello again BlackLookers. This post is not about the written word as I would rather have you hear an audio clip I am sharing here. Since two years ago, in my life and consciousness, January 26 will forevermore belong to one man and his memory: David Kato. I wrote a little song to the memory of David and although I did not get the time to properly record it in a studio I wanted to share it here as a rehearsal because the words are what carry the song. David will never be forgotten. It seems like yesterday when I was at that vigil in New York City, a week after he was brutally snatched from us.
Its the second anniversary of David’s death. David was a good friend, a lovable man, a fighter and truly committed, and well he was just a damn good person. His friend and comrade, Victor Thick Skin Mukasa has made this beautiful tribute to David – to those who love him and miss him. Victor has said it all – so just remember David.
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) strongly condemns the repeated efforts, now for the third time, to introduce the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda’s Parliament. We stand in solidarity with Ugandans who are calling for their government to withdraw this bill, once and for all, and respect the human rights of everyone. The latest [...]