Just last week, Clare Byarugaba and Abedayo Katiiti were sitting in a Ugandan jail cell. They were arrested when police raided a gay pride event they were attending in their home country. Today, they're at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton competing in the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) Championship, representing Uganda, a country that treats them with hostility and violence. All five members of the Uganda Kuchus Aquatic Team, some of whom wish not to be identified for fear of retribution back home, were celebrating Pride week in Uganda last Thursday when police raided the Mr. and Miss Pride Pageant with guns in hand.
August 10 / CBC News