Out of Uganda: Resettling LGBT refugees

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Danny’s life as a singer and local gay activist in Uganda was violently interrupted after he disclosed his homosexuality – a criminal offense in Uganda – on national radio. After being kidnapped, tortured, beaten and dumped on a roadside by Ugandan security forces, he knew he had to flee his home country and the persecution […]

Queer mental health: Get some help!

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Can you say “internalized homophobia”? Mental health experts say LGBT people are more prone to depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide than the general population. Hear more on these challenges and solutions from Nancy Heilner and Kip Williams of Queer Life Space, a non-profit counseling center in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, and The Trevor Lifeline, a […]

Homo-fear in Africa

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A detailed debrief from journalist Edwin Okong’o about the fragile state of LGBT civil rights in Uganda and other African countries. The human rights spotlight has been focused on this region since 2009, when legislation was introduced in Uganda to punish homosexuality by death. As a Kenyan-American journalist and co-host of KALW’s “Africa Mix” music […]

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