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In Their Own Words: Ugandans Talk About LGBT People

Jim Burroway

August 24th, 2010

This email just popped into my inbox:

Mr. Burroway and Mr. Kincaid – I have followed your coverage of the homosexuality issue in Uganda on Box Turtle Bulletin for some time. I traveled to Uganda this April to film a short documentary about this issue through a grant from the journalism school at Northwestern University. My interest was to profile the Ugandan activists and their role in this struggle. The film is now viewable online, and I thought you (and your readers) may be interested.

Alyssa Eisenstein has put together an amazing video. For the past year and a half, we have heard from so many prominent and powerful people from all over the world weigh in on the Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. But it has been extremely difficult to hear directly from ordinary Ugandans, whether they are LGBT people or otherwise. This video, at only fifteen minutes, provides an incredible revelation to those of us who have been watching these events unfold from so far away.

This should be mandatory watching.

Breaking the Chains from Alyssa Eisenstein on Vimeo.



August 30th, 2010 | LINK

wow. so much hate. it’s crazy.

those lgbti activists are really brave. it’s amazing enough that they came out… add activism to that suicidal act of bravery and you get heroes and heroines.

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