Uganda Pride 2013: So far, so peaceful

Members of the Come Out Post Test Club celebrate as part of Uganda Pride 2013. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Members of the Come Out Post Test Club celebrate as part of Uganda Pride 2013. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Frank Mugisha at Uganda Pride 2013's cultural gala. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Frank Mugisha at Uganda Pride 2013’s cultural gala. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

 

UGANDA PRIDE 2013

The second-ever Uganda Pride celebrations are under way this week.

Last summer, the first one ended with a police raid.

This year, so far so good.

The parade is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 3, with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as grand marshal.

Uganda Pride has also included showings of the movies “God Loves Uganda” and “Call Me Kuchu.”

Merchandise on sale at Uganda Pride market on Day 3 of the celebrations. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Merchandise on sale at Uganda Pride market on Day 3 of the celebrations. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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