“An activist reflects on how she and her fellow human rights defenders are winning the battle in a place once called the most homophobic nation on earth.”
“Over time, we have come to realize that homophobia in the media is one of the primary obstacles to social change. For years, newspapers have published rumors and lies about us without telling our side of the story. We now realize that we need to show people our own perspective, in our own voices, because we can’t rely on others to do it for us.
“In December 2014, a group of us started a website called Kuchu Times to do just that. Encompassing the entire LGBTI community, “kuchu” is the word we call ourselves in Uganda. Through print, radio, and television, Kuchu Times reports on issues that LGBTI Africans care about and shares stories from across the continent, with 1.5 million viewers around the world.
“At the same time, we also created a magazine called Bombastic. With personal stories from more than 30 kuchus and allies, the magazine reveals how LGBTI Ugandans live their lives in the face of discrimination and homophobia.”
Read the whole article: http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/2/16/what-lesbian-learned-being-outed-ugandan-tabloids