Queer Collective aims to make an impact in Uganda

A new queer activist group launches in Uganda.


Image from the "I Am Other" project of the Queer Collective. (Photo courtesy of the Queer Collective) Image from the “I Am Other” project of the Queer Collective. (Photo courtesy of the Queer Collective)

Keith King, the founder and creative director of Uganda’s Queer Collective, tells about the new Kampala-based organization, which aims to provide a space where queer artists  in east Africa can come together and share their work locally, nationally, and internationally.

The collective, launched in July, is currently fundraising for its first major project, called “I Am Other,” which will compile an online database of stories about LGBT Ugandans.

Queer Collective aims to empower and validate LGBTQ artists by providing education and mentorship programs that will improve their craft and enable them to become economically self-sustaining as well as agents for social change.

The Queer Collective aims to eventually have a physical location for work and exhibitions, but currently it is focusing on online exhibits.

The four people currently working on the collective are…

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