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12/16/2014 09:23 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

When Love Overcomes Fear (VIDEO)

Christmas is approaching, yet recently an anonymous Ugandan government minster told the BBC that a new anti-gay law is going to be presented, sparking rumors of yet another threat to people's basic human rights.

Last week I finally got the chance to show the story I've been capturing for the last 18 months, The Pearl of Africa, following the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan transgender woman who is fighting for her right to love. It's a documentary series about love, hate and being transgender in Uganda and showcases Cleo's determination to become the first Ugandan transgender woman accepted for her true gender identity. (If you haven't seen the first episode, "The Bill," you can watch it here.)

In the second episode, "Right to Love," I take you deeper into Cleo and Nelson's life, showing something that's rarely highlighted when talking about transgender people in Uganda: their love, their hope and their dreams.

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