ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

Minister Condemns Plans for Uganda’s First LGBTI Centre as ‘Criminal Act’

10/09/2018 | The Guardian

“Queer people live in fear of being arrested or getting beaten up or killed. There is no safe space. This is why my team want to open Uganda’s first LGBT community centre,” said Petter Wallenberg, director of the group Rainbow Riots. “The centre will be a safe space to welcome queer people, encourage and support them. To achieve this, we are currently raising funds to cover the costs. “We will provide opportunities to learn, relax, socialise and will also give advice on health and safety, which is much needed. It will in essence be a support system.”

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