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Ugandan activists travel to D.C.

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A group of LGBTQ and intersex activists from Uganda traveled to D.C. this week. Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director Frank Mugisha, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders Senior Manager of Organizational Culture and Community Partnerships Quin Mbabazi and Chapter Four Uganda Executive Director Nicholas Opiyo on Monday spoke about the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in D.C.

Maria Burnett, senior associate of CSIS’ Africa Program, moderated the panel discussion in which Jessica Stern, the special U.S.

envoy for the promotion of LGBTQ and intersex rights rights, also participated. Mugisha, Mbabazi, Opiyo and Jacqueline Kasha Nabagesara while in D.C.

met officials from the White House, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development and representatives from the Council for Global Equality.

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