Ugandan parliament has reintroduced the anti homosexuality bill 2023 where even when one identifys as LGBTIQ commits a crime punishable by law.
we are pleased to share with you that, together with strategic allies, have come together to form the Convening For Equality (CFE). The goal of CFE is to ensure that the counter strategy to attacks against the LGBTIQ+ community is well coordinated, resourced, timely, and sustained.
The members of CFE have proposed strategic areas for action and implementation, including the convening of community members, partners, and allies, legal support to community members, partners, and allies, and safety and security of community members, partners, and allies.
It is worth noting that all interventions of CFE will be implemented by various clusters working collaboratively with the broader membership and under the stewardship of the co-conveners. The work of CFE to implement the agreed strategy will commence forthwith, ensuring that the principles of full disclosure, equity, teamwork, and rapid response are upheld at all times.
The program preaches the gospel of inclusivity. This came at a time when many LGBTQ identifying Ugandans had abandoned their different faith doctrines due to the judgment and segregation they were facing based on their sexual orientation or/and gender identity. The main objective is to create a safe space where gender and sexual minorities can advocate and worship freely without fear of prejudice or segregation, in turn restoring their faith and rekindling their relationship with God.
One of our members was quoted sharing below during worshiping
“imagine being an LGBTIQ+ person going to a church when you don’t know their stance on sexual orientation or gender identity. I have been to churches that are non-affirming churches, the experience through is terrifying, whenever I would go in the church, I would feel guilty, I would feel that everybody knows I’m Gay, and to make matters wise, its when the priest , or church member would make homophobic speeches towards the LGBTIQ+ community, it would feel like they are directed to me and the pain that follows then is not bearable at all, I almost turned into being a humanist not until MRF introduced interfaith dialogues that brings me near God with peers, I now don’t need to feel ashamed of who I am. I wish the interfaith program is a daily activity full of worshiping. - Anthony
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Dear our beloved donors
We aim to train 20 activists for both health and rights to respond to the challenges faced by rural LGBTIQA+ community.
We are trying to raise support for these impactful project as it supports grassroot based communities. 20 activists will advocate and lobby for equal human rights and health care service provision for rural LGBTQIA+ community. Activist will acquire sustainable skills to further engage with homophobic legislators on laws that criminalize homosexuality.
Over are 1000 rural LGBTQIA+ people allowing them to have accesses to health care services provision and equal human rights which will restore lost lives, amplify change in laws that criminalize homosexuality and create well - being.
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