Highlights from the Virtual Pride Uganda 2021

Showcasing Ugandan queer creatives doing their thing and expressing who they are through their art.
This project hopes to lift up these artists, acknowledge the contributions LGBTQ+ creatives make in the world, and inspire others to reach for their dreams.
The creatives included are;

🌌Houdini Dj currently in kampala and a multifaceted artist who produces and delivers experimental sets
🌌Nsasi our very own Queer Ugandan Producer and Dj icon that combines their own unique sound to each set.
🌌Amor , A Dj in kampala that is also actively a member of queer organisations in Uganda and who is known for featuring Ugandan music in her set.

We also shared two Ugandan Queer documentaries.
🌌’Men of the night‘ highlights the realities of Male Sex workers navigating the oppressive laws in Uganda.
🌌’Not alone’ a documentary by rainbow mirrors Uganda, on mental health, untold stories and experience of the transgender women community in Uganda.

Poetry performances from
🌌‘The emotional Stripper’, Samantha who virtually made us laugh and Sob at the same time with her revolutionary lines on her experiences and body positivity.
🌌’Marybud the poet‘ as the usual marybudwiser experience closed the night off leaving us with butterflies and smiles.

We also worked with an illustrator creative Victoria ,to create a video on lgbt Uganda History and had a talk from icebreakers Uganda led by Bob, on The journey of the LGBT movement in Uganda.

To close our pride we had a brilliant performance from the Daughters of Keem serve us with a energy filled performance with a hint of Buganda women dance.

We are grateful for the opportunity for creatives to share their work and get paid, but also document, promote, show, circulate, preserve and encourage contemporary production and the careers of artists.

We are grateful for the Pride Uganda support partners that enabled us deliver an event that serves minorities by providing Internet Bundles and a beer on us to indulge the audience in a this curated queer-positive online safe space.

Β We are grateful for community members and allies that gathered, shared and supported each other despite the recent June Lock down challenges in Uganda

Extended appreciation All Ugandan queer Creatives and Organizations that sent their work to showcase products on online exhibition and all those that supported the work during this challenging lockdown in Uganda.