Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda’s renowned LGBT ally and human right rights defender, has been nominated for the prestigious Tulip Human Rights Award for 2021. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award of the Dutch government to individuals or organisations that promote human rights in peaceful ways. The award, established in 2008, is intended to support human rights defenders and provide them with a platform and visibility. From 2013, the focus has been on innovative work by human rights defenders. On 9th November, Opiyo announced on Twitter that his name is in the last three finalists selected from a total of 74 nominees from different countries and regions.