A Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist was stabbed and left for dead in the street. Now, he recounts his escape to Canada

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04/05/2024

The scar on Steven Kabuye’s right arm runs over a foot long. At the base of his torso, a small puncture wound marks where a knife almost ended his life. “Marks that will never leave my body,” reads the caption of one of Kabuye’s recent Instagram posts, which shows his injuries. “These scars should remind everyone how the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 has legalized homophobia in Uganda.” The post is one of many the 26-year-old activist has made since he fled Kampala, Uganda in January after two men attacked him on his way to work. Video of Kabuye bleeding on the ground went viral on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, and quickly became an online spotlight highlighting widespread violence against the LGBTQ+ community in the East African country.

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