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2012 Uganda

Imagine if simply being gay could bring a death sentence from your government in 2012. In that society, would you risk attending a Gay Pride event? A group of heroes in Uganda took that risk and we're proud to publish the following, thanks to photographer David Robinson and writer Melanie Nathan.

"After months of preparation, and despite arrests, Uganda’s gay community concluded all its planned Pride events, including a beach parade, parties and a film festival. All were well attended by a courageous LGBTI community, considering that Uganda is a country that criminalizes homosexual sex acts and seeks legislation to kill its gays for 'aggravated homosexuality' with long prison terms for so-called “promotion of homosexuality'.”

These photos and story were first published in The Advocate and we encourage you to read the entire article here.

Update 08.14.12 - The group Anonymous Hacks Ugandan Government In Retaliation For Anti-LGBT Policies. Read the story here.

Photos may not be reproduced: one time permission for GAYPRIDE PIX to use photos by David Robinson  2012 c/o Melanie Nathan. All rights reserved: Photos originally appeared in  The Advocate, by Melanie Nathan. Read the original article in The Advocate here.