Friday, 21 February 2014

Mugisha in Detroit

Activist, Frank Mugisha

Veteran Ugandan LGBTI activist Frank Mugisha has been in Detroit, raising awareness of the bill this week:

As Michigan prepares to potentially legalize gay marriage next week, Frank Mugisha, an LGBT rights activist from Uganda, says his country is about to make homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison... 
The 34-year-old spoke on a panel at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit Thursday at an event sponsored by Freedom House, a Detroit-based organization that assists political refugees and human trafficking victims -- an increasing number coming from Uganda -- obtain asylum in the U.S... 
Mugisha, who won the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for his outspoken advocacy, shared what it was like to grow up gay in his hometown, Kampala.

Stay strong, Frank. You're an outstanding campaigner for human rights!

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