ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

Pride Uganda Will Happen Despite COVID-19 and Homophobia

08/09/2021 | Kuchu Times

Outright International has shared a document that they believe will highlight Countries that either celebrate or have a semblance of Pride celebration around the world. According to a statement released by the organization, “Pride is the most visible symbol of the global movement for LGBTIQ equality, celebrating progress, affirming the existence of LGBTIQ people, and demanding recognition of their basic human rights. Pride marches are an expression of the basic right to the freedom of assembly and expression. Unfortunately, too often, Prides are restricted, attacked, or even banned, serving as a litmus test for democracies.” This briefing document states that: • 102 countries around the world host some form of Pride event;1 • 8 countries have held their first Pride in the last 3 years (Eswatini, Guyana, Micronesia and North Macedonia in 2018; and Angola, Botswana, Saint Lucia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019); • In many places, even ones with a history of Pride events, they are coming under increasing attack; • Despite often hostile environments, new Pride events emerge every year.


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