Aug 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.

Gay Pride in Uganda

A participant of the Mr and Miss Pride beauty contest practices walking in a wedge shoe during a rehearsal at an undisclosed venue in Kampala, Uganda, August 2, 2015. STRINGER/REUTERS

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