Profile of a busy queer Ugandan sex worker activist

29 Apr

A queer Ugandan sex worker activist!

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Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco). (Photo courtesy of Stella Nyanzi) Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco). (Photo courtesy of Stella Nyanzi)

Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi writes here about Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco), a queer sex worker activist who has been a driving force behind two activist organizations fighting HIV in Kampala’s poorest neighborhoods, the Youth on Rock Foundation and the Come Out Post-Test Club. She wrote this commentary in advance of the March 28 concert that Kamya organized to raise money to help beleaguered Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya. Kamya has since moved on to organize an LGBTI and sex workers’ celebration for May 16, in conjunction with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

By Stella Nyanzi

This morning, I celebrate Kanobana Mwanje Franco – one of the young fiery LGBTIQ rights defenders in Uganda today. Secretary of a slum-based support association for same-sex loving individuals living in Uganda, Franco is also…

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