We Are Here: African LGBT Activists Fighting for Freedom

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  • David Kato of Uganda
  • Frank Mugisha of Uganda
  • John "Long Jones" Abdallah Wambere of Uganda
  • Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera of Uganda
  • Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang of Cameroon
  • Paul Kasonkomona of Zambia
  • Aba Taylor of Ghana
  • Williams Rashidi of Nigeria
  • Bakah Aicha of Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Jabulani Chen Pereira of South Africa

Frank Mugisha of Uganda

Frank Mugisha, the executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), is one of the few openly gay activists in his country. His daring work has earned him the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. “What keeps me going is mostly the challenges I go through,” Mugisha, 33, told Ottawa Citizen. “But also, more importantly, the voices of the people I amplify.”
(Photo: Courtesy Rafto Foundation for Human Rights)

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