LGBTIQ Internet Resource Center, Uganda

$1,774 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 75 people in 49 months
Mare Parker OToole  SHARON, MA

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community in Uganda is actively oppressed by hostile social beliefs and draconian government policies that oppress an already poor community in a country with very expensive internet. This effort is to raise funds to start an internet cafe in conjunction with the outreach efforts of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda. Reverend Mark Kiyimba runs a school and orphanage near Masaka, and is a leader in the campaign for LGBT rights in Uganda.He was recently in the U.S. to accept the Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights from the National Education Association for his advocacy efforts.


The Reverend has been working with LGBT activists and has already organized a building and compound that will be the site of the Cafe. The money raised will be used to install the infrastructure: network, computers, wiring and internet connection. Any money raised beyond the goal will be used to pay for the internet connection.


By donating to this project you can help give a voice to a severely oppressed population and take a step to support equality for LGBT people in Uganda.


To learn more about Rev. Kiyimba's other projects please visit http://ugandaunitarian.org

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Glen Davis
46 months ago

It's important to us all to be our brothers' keepers.

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Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan
49 months ago

I am so proud to see each day new people contributing and I can imagine some day in the future when we can video chat with the new users of the internet cafe! Keep passing it on!

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$1,774 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 75 people in 49 months
Created August 22, 2012
Mare Parker OToole  
SS
$10
Scott Severance
35 months ago

such important work !

JD
$100
Janis Droegkamp
35 months ago
CS
$50
Carlton Elliott Smith
38 months ago

I am so grateful for Rev. Mark and the prophetic stand he and his congregation are taking to include and advocate for lgbtiq people in an extremely hostile country.

AB
$8
Alisha Bonner
45 months ago
BY
$5
Bria Yazic
46 months ago
KF
$30
Karen Furnes
46 months ago
DL
$50
Douglas LaVerne
46 months ago
AH
$50
Alison Hyder
46 months ago
NW
$10
Nicole Wood
46 months ago
$10
Anonymous
46 months ago
Glen Davis
46 months ago

It's important to us all to be our brothers' keepers.

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Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan
49 months ago

I am so proud to see each day new people contributing and I can imagine some day in the future when we can video chat with the new users of the internet cafe! Keep passing it on!

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