University of Vermont

Richard Lusimbo at UVM

Join us as Mr. Richard Lusimbo, a Research Manager with Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and LGBTI activist discusses his advocacy and research both in his home country of Uganda and on the international political stage. The event will be held in the Billings Apse on March 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM.

Some of his many accomplishments include: leading the the Africa-based research team for the Envisioning Global LGBTI Human Rights Project in Canada, actively engaging with Uganda's parliament over the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and leading a delegation to US Federal Court in the case of SMUG v. Scott Lively--a controversial American author opposed to LGBTI rights who has been advocating for the bill's passing in Uganda. Join us for his 30 minute talk followed by Q&A.

The talk will cover: LGBT people in Uganda past and present; evolution of draconian anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda; evolution of LGBT activism in Uganda; success, hopes and fears of LGBT activism in Uganda.