By Melanie Nathan, May 27, 2013.
The Ugandan LGBT community is expressing concerns about rogue organizations and individuals soliciting funds from the West through false or exaggerated stories presented on social media. What follows is a plea and announcement by LGBT human rights defender Kasha Jaqueline Nabagesera, Founder & Executive Director of the Ugandan organization Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG,) for people to exercise caution when providing funds to Ugandans, some of whom may be desperately seeking to make money on the backs of the LGBT community.
The Ugandan LGBT activist community is asking: “Our dear friends, allies, partners, funders and strangers” to “Please listen to us on the ground. We know you want to support, stand in solidarity with us and even just be there for us. Your inspiring emails, letters, and calls keep us going.” However, she notes, that just like all other social justice movements people are…
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