Four Questions Reveal Horrifying Situation for LGBTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps

Kenya FlagAugust 17, 2014 – Reported by the Advocate.com – With a budget of hundreds of dollars when thousands are needed, Victor Mukasa, executive director of the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance (KDA), is operating a cross-border operation to house and protect Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya, where a current effort to promote a stone-the-gays bill is underway.

Mukasa, who now lives in Baltimore, is one of the world’s most visible transgender Africans and one of Uganda’s most well-known LGBT activists. In his new home, he feels safe from the threat of murder which befell his fellow cofounder of Sexual Minorities Uganda, the late SMUG Executive Director David Kato. Kato was killed following the publication of a list of Uganda’s “100 Top Homos” by a now defunct tabloid newspaper in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.

Mukasa  works from American shores to help lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people (sometimes self-identified with the Swahili-originated Ugandan term, “Kuchu”) in east Africa in the face of terrifying situations for LGBTs in Kenyan refugee camps. He described a particularly disturbing incident during a recent Q&A with The Advocate…

via Four Questions Reveal Horrifying Situation for LGBTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps | Advocate.com.

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