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. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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  1. These people are really brave, I admire then. This country is full of hate for gays and lesbians. I’m working in a NGO Hospital and they reject my working visa because two years ago I signed a petition against death penalty for gays in Uganda. We keep fighting. Congrats!

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