‘I have accepted my fate’: the hidden abuse in Uganda’s LGBT community – in pictures

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10/19/2021

In a country where gay sex is against the law, it can be almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence – and during the pandemic, lockdowns saw abuse soar. ‘My dad kicked me out once he found out that I was transgender,’ says Missy. ‘I ended up at a shelter, which I then left for various reasons. I moved in with my then-boyfriend. Things were going well until he started to abuse me constantly. The last straw was when he assumed I was cheating on him and attacked me with a knife and sliced my face

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