Ugandan Trans Activist Brutally Assaulted by Anti-LGBT Mob

Terrible news from Uganda where trans activist is assaulted and hospitalized.

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By Melanie Nathan, October 22, 2015.

A well known Ugandan transgender activist is in hospital after being beaten by an angry anti-LGBT mob in Uganda, today.

Beyonce Karungi, 35, went into hiding after receiving several hate threats. When she emerged, she was attacked by a group of five unknown men, sustaining serious facial and  bodily injuries.  She has undergone x-rays in hospital and is currently awaiting the results.

Beyonce, though extremely traumatized, was able to tell me that she is in a great deal of pain:  “I have injuries on my head, hands and my back because they were stomping on me and they were saying they want to kill me.”

Uganda’s LGBTI community is on alert; in just one week there have been several threats to harm the community and at least 5 other assaults on LGBT people in Uganda.

The anti-gay climate in Uganda has been ongoing for…

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