From Uganda With Love: LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo Speaks

Meet Richard Lusimbo, a chief witness in the case against anti-gay American pastor Scott Lively. Lusimbo will speak about the terror the minister and his colleagues have unleashed against LGBTQ Ugandans and discuss the case being heard in Federal Court charging Lively with committing crimes against humanity.

Richard Lusimbo, gained international attention when he was outed in 2013 and 2104 by a Ugandan tabloid for being gay. His picture appeared on the cover of the tabloid “Red Pepper,” with the headline “Top Gays Speak Out: How I Became Homosexual.” After receiving repeated death threats he had to leave his home and later leave the country to stay briefly in the United States. He has since returned to Uganda and like other LGBTQ leaders there he lives under constant threat of violence in his home country.

Event Details: Remarks by Rainbow World Fund Executive Director Jeff Cotter ● Human Rights Activist and Founder of the Names Project Cleve Jones ● Ugandan LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo will be interviewed on stage by Peter Teague ● Q&A with audience ● other special guests to be announced.

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Rainbow World Fund (RWF) provides financial aid to support members of the Ugandan LGBTQ community who faced abuse and harassment following that country’s passing into law and subsequent nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in 2014. RWF aid is used to provide transitional safe housing, transportation to safety, medical assistance, as well as modest start-up funds for basic necessities for people to being new lives. Learn more at: https://rainbowfund.org/ Donate here to provide life sustaining aid to our brothers and sisters in Uganda: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1210623

This event is being cosponsored by Rainbow World Fund and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The event space is being donated by the GLBT Historical Society.