Ugandan artist's view of state-sponsored homophobia

The Erasing 76 Crimes blog presents works by artist Vincent Kyabayinze, who appeals for respect for the human rights of LGBTI Ugandans.

Artist Vincent Kyabayinze writes of this artwork, “In this picture LGBTI persons face state-sponsored homophobia, using government recourse. Many LGBTI persons are locked up without trial, detained under maximum sexuality because of who they are, This is common not only in Uganda but in 76 countries that criminalize LGBTI persons."
Artist Vincent Kyabayinze writes of this artwork, “In this picture LGBTI persons face state-sponsored homophobia, using government recourse. Many LGBTI persons are locked up without trial, detained under maximum sexuality because of who they are, This is common not only in Uganda but also in others of the 76 countries that criminalize LGBTI persons.”
Artist Vincent Kyabayinze writes of this artwork, "Gang rape is on the increase. Gangs use social media and other social platforms to pretend to be gay, so they can get young gay men to bars, get them drunk and later violate them sexually and beat them to death. This is a warning to use social media responsibly. We must protect ourselves from blackmail and murder."
Artist Vincent Kyabayinze writes of this artwork, “Gangs use social media and other social platforms to pretend to be gay so they can get young gay men to bars, get them drunk and later violate them sexually and beat them to death. This is a warning to use social media responsibly. We must protect ourselves from blackmail and murder.”

(More artwork will appear here later.)

Vincent Kyabayinze is director of Uganda-based East African Visual Artists, which uses visual arts to advocate for human rights, working to improve the visibility, dignity and rights of LGBTI, sex workers and people living with HIV and AIDS.

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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. Reblogged this on EAVA Artists and commented:
    “In this picture LGBTI persons face state-sponsored homophobia, using government recourse. Many LGBTI persons are locked up without trial, detained under maximum sexuality because of who they are, This is common not only in Uganda but also in others of the 76 countries that criminalize LGBTI persons.”

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