Uganda concert to raise funds for LGBTQ refugees in Kenya


Rock Angels in performance. In an earlier concert for the Youth on Rock Foundation, Frank Kamya presented a performance by the Rock Angels.

Activists in Uganda are planning a concert on Saturday to raise money for Ugandan LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya, several hundred of whom have been suffering since they fled their homeland for protection against anti-gay violence.

Earlier this month, LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking protection from homophobic attacks, improved human services, interviews and resettlement.

The organizer of the concert is Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco), a  queer sex worker activist who has also been one of the driving forces behind the Youth on Rock Foundation and the Come Out Post-Test Club, activist organizations fighting HIV in Kampala’s poorest neighborhoods. During an earlier trip last year, Kamya distributed food and supplies to Ugandan refugees in Kenya.

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