Protest Against Anti-Gay Laws by Ugandan Kuchus and Exiled African Gays in Sweden

By Melanie Nathan, February 18, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 4.21.18 PMToday about 50 people, from various African countries, together with allies, gathered in Sergel’s Square in Stockholm, Sweden, to protest the LGBT situation in Africa.  In true African style, a protest, though sad and serious, brought people out in dance and song. This information was shared with Oblogdee by a refugee who escaped Uganda and as in currently in Sweden.

Stockholm Sweden, is now home to an increasing number of Kuchu Ugandans, seeking refuge and gaining asylum, after being exiled for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

One of the protestors who has chosen to remain anonymous,

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 8.10.32 AMCurrently the Uganda LGBT community has hunkered down in anticipation of President Yoweri Museveni assenting to the onerous Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which could provide up to life in prison for Ugandan gays.

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Please note that if you would like to help Ugandan and other African LGBT escape persecution, we are looking for help –
please see this site:

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7 thoughts on “Protest Against Anti-Gay Laws by Ugandan Kuchus and Exiled African Gays in Sweden

  1. Being gay is not a choice just like being African is not a choice or being human is not a choice. Why don’t people just get it together and drop the anti-gay bills. Even in the U.S. allow gay marriage! C’mon folks! We’re all linked whether you like it or not. Thanks for your posts Melanie, I always enjoy them.

  2. I EDITED YOUR COMMENT BECAUSE YOU GAVE AWAY YOUR IDENTITY on this a blog watched by Ugandan authorities. This is what i have edited :” I Am MM I sent the mail to protect rescue for lgbti escape Africa,for protection,and I didnt get any reply,am sufferig in Uganda and I need help,becoze of being it a crime of being homosexual,plz any one that read this massege,plz forward it to the organization that we help or to protect me from this problem coz am suffering a lot.

    1. Please note that we received hundreds of emails for help at LGBT Gmail email address and so we are going though them and its taking a long time. We are not equipped to help as many people as have asked for help. We will keep trying. Please be patient and do not compromise your own security by displaying your email and telephone number on this BLOG.

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