A group of GLBT Ugandans bravely marched in their very own pride parade, despite the risk of imprisonment.
At a secluded beach in Entebbe, on Lake Victoria just outside Uganda’s capital Kampala, a group of about 70 GLBT Ugandans, holding banners including “I have a relationship with Jesus and I’m gay”, marched a short distance as music blared out Reuters reports.
The parade took place, despite the participants risking imprisonment.
Anti-gay legislation allowing for life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” was annulled by Uganda’s supreme court last year, however homosexuality is still punishable with a 20 year jail sentence.
The parade is part of a week long Uganda pride festival which includes film screenings, a cocktail party, a (discreet) parade and a Mr and Ms Pride contest.
Article | Levi Joule.