Meeting with LGBT Activist Ganafa After Shocking Raid Arrest in Uganda

Published: January 27, 2014

Sam was someone I had been planning on connecting with to learn more about the plight of LGBT people in Uganda as well as learn about how HIV and AIDS is treated in the landlocked nation in East Africa.
 
Several of my hospital co-workers, after hearing about Sam’s arrest, asked me not to travel to Uganda, because it is one of the most dangerous places in Africa for someone such as myself to travel. I had already made up my mind that the only way I would not go to Uganda is if our government prevented me from doing so.
 
Long Jones, a well-known LGBT activist with Spectrum who was featured in the documentary “Call Me Kuchu,” was my only contact to Sam and Spectrum. When I arrived in Uganda, I didn’t have high hopes of contacting any members of Spectrum because of Sam’s arrest and the many security issues that hound the LGBT community.ne of the most dangerous places in Africa for someone such as myself to travel. I had already made up my mind that the only way I would not go to Uganda is if our government prevented me from doing so.

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