Radical Acceptance in the Pearl of Africa
December 17, 2015 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Cleopatra Kambugu was outed as a trans woman following the passage of extremely punitive anti-gay bills in Uganda. She, her boyfriend, and her family are the subject of a series of short documentaries about life in East Africa for openly LGBTQI individuals. "I was born here - a land with beautiful mountains and deep dark forest - a country blessed with diversity in ethnicity, gender, flora and fauna. Yet in all this richness, as a people and as a nation, we still struggle to recognize and appreciate this diversity." links and videos contain some disturbing transphobic and homophobic rhetoric and violence. posted by ChuraChura (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
- Transgender FAQ (GLAAD); Ohio University's Trans 101
- Uganda's anti-gay legislation previously on metafilter: Anti-LGBT legislation in Uganda and US-based Evangelicals; David Kato's death.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:34 AM on December 17, 2015

M7's missus is an Evangelical with many influential friends. I've often wondered if that's the way all this got as anti as it has become.
posted by infini at 9:53 AM on December 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Infini, God Loves Uganda is a pretty excellent documentary that's explicitly about the connection between evangelicals and Museveni and legislation, Call Me Kuchu touches on it as well.
posted by ChuraChura at 10:18 AM on December 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

Yeah they have a lot to answer for. Exporting hate.
posted by smoke at 2:20 PM on December 18, 2015

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