Rwanda’s LGBTQ+ people want to be counted

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08/22/2022

Gasper Gashumba, a young gay Rwandan, had confided in his mother about his sexual orientation — hoping he would get the love and support he needed from his entire family. But, with the exception of his mother, who stayed by his side, he got the opposite reaction from the rest of his loved ones. Gashumba won’t be put down by that and is pushing further. The 25-year-old wants the Rwandan government to consider other LGBTQ+ people during the country’s August 16–30 national census exercise.

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