Message from H, one of the conductors doing the work in Uganda that Friends Ugandan Safe Transport funds:
To the eyes of the world, the kill gay law (anti-gay law) is dead and forgotten but to some of us who volunteer at the grassroots it’s active and fully in function.
Over 92% of the news which happens in the rural or semi urban poor communities never make it to the media and when it so happens the big media houses are not interested of course.
It’s only a high profile and internationally known gay who will attract international media centers. But the ones who suffer the daily oppression and struggles are in the closet gays living in smaller communities. Take examples of many young lgbti being threatened with death in many up country universities and seminaries.
I must save the details because of security concerns but we have 41 gay students from a religious institution and 19 transgender students from a university in hiding who are the most urgent cases we have waiting with us for funds to pay for their escape. They are in an extremely dangerous situation and they have to leave as soon as yesterday.
Help so we can get a miracle tonight.
Am crying, knowing I have no way out. This reminds of the recent deaths of 4. Why why why…knowing u are helpless and somebody is likely to be killed because you failed to help just in time can be so heart breaking…. anyways this is all I can write now.
Friends Ugandan Safe Transport Fund needs your help to fund these sixty passengers who are in extreme danger. It will cost $55.00 each to transport them out of Uganda.
We can’t do it without you.
Every dollar helps.
Please make a donation so we can send it to conductor H who puts his life on the line every day to help get others to safety.
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for Olympia Friends Meeting’s Friends Ugandan Safe Transport Fund