Day 6

Out and proud in Uganda

Uganda's new "Bombastic" magazine offers gay people a voice in the face of a virulently homophobic and dangerous environment.
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a member of the Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community holds Bombastic, a new magazine published and distributed privately, in Kampala on February 3, 2015. (ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)

Being gay in Uganda can mean alienation from your family and society. It can mean getting expelled from school or losing your job. It can get you arrested, beaten, or even killed. Homosexual activity is illegal in the country, and the government has even considered a bill to execute gays. But in the face of this hostility, a new magazine called "Bombastic" has emerged, providing a platform for gay Ugandans to tell their own stories. Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, gay activist and the magazine's editor, discusses Bombastic's content and how she's catalyzing change in her country.