In Uganda, where homosexual acts are punishable by prison sentences, being openly gay requires an astounding amount of courage.
Taking such a prominent role in the fight for LGBT rights in Uganda was not only a brave decision, its a dangerous one. An anti-homosexuality bill (commonly known as the "Kill the Gays bill") was submitted to the Ugandan parliament in 2009, and it proposed implementing the death penalty for some homosexual acts.
in 2010, before the clause was abandoned following worldwide outrage, a local tabloid newspaper, "Rolling Stone Uganda", published the names and addresses of Uganda's "top 100 homosexuals" beneath the headline "Hang Them."
Consequently, LGBTQ youth are very likely to be in danger of emotional, verbal, and sometimes physical abuse and violence. As a result, they face psychological problems such as depression, low self-esteem, and high risk of committing suicide. Despite the demand, there are no free counseling centers, and shelters for the LGBTQ teens would secure their them.
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Your generous support SCOEN has been able to raise upto $30 raised of $10,135 goal required. Thank you MORE FUNDS ARE NEED.
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