Mugisha: homophobe evangelicals fly into Uganda

Published: December 3, 2014

Denis LeBlanc
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Frank Mugisha is in the UK doing interviews to urge LGBT and other human rights groups to keep up the pressure on Uganda’s government.

Dr. Mugisha, the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), is one of the most well-known LGBT activists from Uganda. He has won the Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize from Norway, and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, both for his activism, both in 2011.

It was really important to have international pressure last year when the anti-gay bill was at issue.  He said:

“There was a lot of pressure from the Ugandan local communities that I work with, human rights organisations and the LGBT community. But I also want to say that there was a lot of international pressure that put my (country’s) government in the spotlight and that meant the government could not interfere with the court decision.”

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