Event at LSE – Fighting Homophobia in Uganda: A Conversation with Frank Mugisha

6:30 – 7:30pm

Thai Theatre (New Academic Building LG.03), LSE

Speaker: Dr Frank Mugisha and Dr Rahul Rao
Chair: Chris Thomas

Dr Rahul Rao will be interviewing Dr Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, about his experiences as a gay man and an LGBT activist in one of the most actively hostile nations in the world. Uganda is threatening to enact new legislation which would lead to the further persecution of the LGBT community, and a clamp down on LGBT advocacy NGOs like Sexual Minorities Uganda. There will also be an opportunity members of the audience to ask Frank about his vital work and life-long struggle to fight for the human rights of LGBT people in this uniquely persecutory environment.

All members of the audience are invited to attend the reception following the debate to continue the discussion.

Dr Frank Mugisha is a Ugandan LGBT rights advocate and the Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda.

Dr Rahul Rao is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

Chris Thomas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at LSE.

This event is free and open to all, but please book a place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fighting-homophobia-in-uganda-a-conversation-with-frank-mugisha-tickets-17544551225.

Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

This event has been organised by Spectrum: The LSE LGBT+ Staff Network. For any queries please contact Spectrum@lse.ac.uk.

For more information, please see: http://www.humandignitytrust.org/pages/NEWS/News?NewsArticleID=435