Human Rights Day – 10 December 2009
Videos of the protest outside the Ugandan Embassy in London to support the Ugandan LBGTI community and oppose the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
The keynote speakers were gay Ugandan John Bosco and straight Ugandan human rights activist, Michael Senyonjo.
John Bosco – Gay Ugandan
Michael Senyonjo – Ugandan human rights activist
Skye Chirape – Zimbabwean lesbian activist
Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay – Nigerian gay pastor
Godwyns Onwuchekwa – Nigerian LGBT activist
Topher Campbell – Black gay activist, Rukus Foundation
Terry Conway – Lesbian trade union activist
See also photos of the protest here:
These photos are free to use. Please credit Brett Lock of OutRage!
Among the protesters were African LGBTI activists from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, the Congo and Kenya.
The photos and videos omit some of the Ugandan LGBTI exiles who joined the demo. They asked to not be photographed or filmed in case there are reprisals against their families in Uganda. This is proof that homophobia is already – even before the Anti-Homosexuality Bill – wrecking the lives of LGBTI Ugandans and their families and friends.
For more details of the protest, see here:
John Bosco – 07908 08 3853
Michael Senjonjo – 07939 860 139