On March 31, a group of over 100 young boys and girls gathered at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda Kampala, to launch what they called own magazine.
Led by Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), the Ugandan Lesbians, Bisexual and Queer women launched the Ba-Lesbica magazine to tell own stories.
“We are now going to tell our stories freely without limitations because this is fully our space,” she said, “Our members will be able to tell their stories because even those that can’t write are requested to submit their stories in form of recordings and they will be published,” Warry J Ssenfuka the ED FARUG.
The launch was officiated by Kasha Nabagersera an LGBTQ Activist, the Co-founder of FARUG. and the ED Kuchu Times Media Group excitingly lauded the community for this tremendous milestone.
“We needed our own space and space, this magazine is a starting point and I am sure it will tell our stories I now call upon all of you to come up and tell your stories without being shy,’ she said
These are some of the many activities that are conducted by FARUG to recruit and promote young Ugandans into homosexuality.
“Since 2003 FARUG has lobbied for the rights of womxn, worked to free them from violence and worked to empower LBQ persons in Uganda. FARUG has advocated for the respect, protection and fulfillment of their rights,” reads part of the Organization’s Mission.
FARUG is among the 22 NGOs that are under investigation by the National NGO Bureau over promotion of homosexuality in Uganda.
The Bureau launched the investigation, after receiving concerns from the public between 2021 to 2022.
“NGO Bureau received concerns from various stakeholders alleging that a number of NGOs were involved in promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) activities in the country. As a result, investigations were initiated on the suspected NGOs and action taken against those where investigations had been concluded,” the Bureau said in a Report.
According to the Report, the NGO Bureau has so far received concerns against 26 Organizations suspected to be involved in promoting LGBTIQ activities in the country.
“Out of which, 4 cases have been investigated and concluded. The remaining 22 cases are still undergoing investigations,”
The Bureau said that the organizations alleged to be involved in promoting LGBTIQ activities in the country coin and disguise their objectives under, the promotion of human rights; advocating for gender diversity; providing legal aid; access to justice to marginalized groups and sexual minorities; and prevention of HIV/AIDS among, “others in order to hoodwink the NGO Bureau and obtain registration whereas they conduct different activities on the ground,”
FARUG is among the top promoters of homosexuality according to their website.
They are much into Homo rights, Health Rights, Political freedom among others.
“The organizations suspected to be involved in promotion of LGBTIQ activities are heavily funded and employ sophisticated modes of operation that enable them infiltrate the communities and advance their agenda making it difficult to track them down,”
FARUG according to our independent investigations, organises different workshops, where they engage different stakeholders, this can be verified by their endless events announced on their Twitter page.