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Val Kalende
Fellow, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Entries by Val Kalende

Uganda and Beyond

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Uganda's "jail the gays" bill will likely become law anytime soon perhaps as soon as this week. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promised Ugandans that he will assent to the bill after receiving medical evidence from Ugandan medical experts that homosexuality is not a genetic disposition to human sexuality.

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Gay Ugandans: Loud and Proud

(15) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 7:36 PM

About 10 years ago, when I first came out to my guardian and, later, to my closest colleagues at the Daily Monitor newspaper in Uganda, I was nothing short of terrified of losing both family and friends. As I had anticipated, declaring my love for fellow women got me my...

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