Pride in Uganda since 2012 has been celebrated but not in public areas as an act of celebration. This 2020 for pride month we collaborated with Fatuma, Bernard and Afrikanarts Collective, Kakyoproject to fill the streets with loud black rapture.
All aimed to assert our shared humanity at the height of the pandemic through a mural in the public streets of Kampala to inspire solidarity and affirmation to queers in Uganda.
We choose to artistically honor and celebrate we are in this together this year, inspired by first pride which was a riot uprising against police.
This space also serves to queer the streets of everyday Kampala, perhaps as a reminder to every one of our pride and band the queer community together whilst affirming their lives.
In commemoration of #BlackLivesMatter, the decentralized movement #Advocating for non-violent civil disobedience protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people, we at I.B.U in conjunction with Elesmode Productions/ @kakyoproject with #Pride, stand in Alliance with the cause through the best way we know how to, #ART!!!!