Meet the Ugandan trans activist fighting for rights on social media

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05/03/2021

“If you want to know that [Keem] is a man, just snatch away his phone and run,” taunted an Internet troll under Keem Love Black’s new profile picture on Facebook. As a transgender woman living in Uganda, Black is no stranger to the homophobia and transphobia that the LGBT community receives in the East African country. The outspoken transgender activist’s huge following on social media has made her a particular target for abuse, but she says her huge platform has given her the ability to better fight for transgender rights and organize to help her community.

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