MagazineAug 9, 2015
Homosexuality is taboo in almost all African countries and illegal in most including Uganda, where rights groups say gay people have long risked jail. Fear of violence, imprisonment and loss of jobs means few gays in Africa come out. On Saturday August 8 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community emerge from the shadows as they celebrate Gay Pride near the capital Kampala.
"Bad Black" (not her real name), who identifies as a trans-woman, puts on make-up as she prepares to attend a Trans-day health talk at an undisclosed location in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda August 6, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS