I would love to share my story with you. I would love to elaborate my experience with the world about the LGBT society in Uganda.
I am Acram Lukyamuzi Musisi. I am a Ugandan. Many people like me, Acram Lukyamuzi Musisi, do face real dangers. Uganda homophobia is not really eradicating homosexuality and gender diversity. Any sensible person knows that's not possible. It's about silencing the activists who want to bring sexual and gender diversity into the open and end the culture of shame and fear.
But activism demands more than this. Rightly so, no one should have to live in shame and fear.
Silence is deadly. Silence ends now.
The greatest danger to LGBT people in Uganda is simply the climate of fear, ignorance, prejudice and the constant danger of mob justice that these emotions fuel, whether perpetrated by an actual mob or by the police.
If we come together we can change our destiny.
I discovered my sexuality at a boys boarding school. Like such environment anywhere, the homosocial overlapped with the homosexual. We used to date as fellow boys, writing letters and romantic messages to each other.
Yes, most Ugandans think homosexual and trans people are an abomination or worse and the anti-gay law is brutal, probably the most repressive in Africa and one of the worst anywhere in the world.
I am not scared of going public about my sexuality and activism, despite living in a legal and cultural environment notoriously hostile to sexual and gender diversity.