The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 34th episode, Uganda LGBTQIA+ Community Fighting For Their Lives.
The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.
About Episode 34
Guest Speaker: Steven Muleme (he/him)
Uganda has approved some of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws, making homosexual acts punishable by death and imposing up to 20 years in prison for people identifying as LGBTQIA+.
Our guest speaker, Steven Muleme (he/him), is a gay Ugandan LGBTQIA+ advocate, founder, and director of an organization called Visual Echoes for Human Rights Advocacy (VEHRA), founded in 2017. The organization brings together some of Uganda's most marginalized LGBTQIA+ community members to connect through sport, art, and economic empowerment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Industrial art and design from Nkumba University.
Steven is also the Illustrator for UHAI EASHRI. He holds certificates in HIV/AIDS prevention and training for the LGBTQIA+ community and a project planning and management certificate from Arrow Empirical Research & Skills Enhancement Co.Ltd Makerere University.
Listen in as we hear from Steven on the situation in Uganda.
Humanitarian Aid Fund in Support of Uganda LGBTQIA+ Community Members
Our #ChosenFamily needs us; they are being hunted down, arrested, and could be sentenced to death if we don't help them. InterPride has launched a dedicated fundraising campaign to help support our community members in Uganda to seek shelter during this dangerous time.
Want to contribute as a guest?