Same sex sexual self-determination and Ideologies in Uganda

Published: September 12, 2010

BACKGROUND:
Same sex sexual self determination in Uganda has sprung into loose organisations for sexual minorities in Uganda. These range from lesbian-only, gay-males only, bisexual –only, LGBTI-Membership and Intersex-only organisations. There are service providers targeting same sex communities by providing legal, health and psychosocial services. Like in any population in other countries, indeed there are same sex Ugandans and credible reports point to some figures and that between 450.0000-1.000.000 in Uganda has been posited as well (Gay Uganda News and Reports Oct-Dec 2009,MARPI, SMUG, Gay and Bisexual Men in Kampala, 2007 and Same sex, sexual behaviour, HIV and Health Care in Uganda, 2005).

SELF DETERMINATION:
The fabric that seems to enable thriving same sex sexual behaviour is shelter, boarding settings, and forms that improve proximity to privacy, in homes and other social gathering places. The internet and phones have enabled same sex sexual expression in Uganda. Upcoming organisations catering for same sex oriented and attracted persons have developed social networks at cyber and physical spaces. Some organisations have accessed funds to undergo remarkable organisation development. Others are individual efforts by volunteers who want to conscientise community about same sex sexuality.
CONCLUSION:
In understanding self determination by same sex community one realizes problem solving among the same sex community are tackled as a minimum package and include: health, social-economical, psycho-sexual, Legal and psycho-social issues (HELPS MODEL). This is what any person who seeks understanding of same sex sexuality should know and with that privileged knowledge use it to act informed.
 

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