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 A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

 After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

 The audience watches and celebrates at the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015.

The audience watches and celebrates at the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015.

 A contestant prepares backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

A contestant prepares backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

 Jackson Mukasa lies on his bed, resting his head on the lap of his friend, Kim Mukisa, who has dropped by for a visit. The two were beaten and arrested in January 2014, accused of homosexuality. After 5 months in jail, their case was dismissed for lack of prosecution. After their release , they began life anew, having been robbed of their posessions. Mukisa, a clothing designer, also lost his atelier and shop in downtown Kampala. Kampala, Uganda. August 14, 2015. 

Jackson Mukasa lies on his bed, resting his head on the lap of his friend, Kim Mukisa, who has dropped by for a visit. The two were beaten and arrested in January 2014, accused of homosexuality. After 5 months in jail, their case was dismissed for lack of prosecution. After their release , they began life anew, having been robbed of their posessions. Mukisa, a clothing designer, also lost his atelier and shop in downtown Kampala. Kampala, Uganda. August 14, 2015. 

 Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 The appointed gatekeeper opens the door to let in a member of the LGBT community. To ensure the security of particiants, events were held in "secret," at private locations that were disclosed to members of the LGBT community and their supporters just one or two days before an event. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

The appointed gatekeeper opens the door to let in a member of the LGBT community. To ensure the security of particiants, events were held in "secret," at private locations that were disclosed to members of the LGBT community and their supporters just one or two days before an event. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

 Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hod the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015.

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hod the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015.

 Two members of the LGBT community discuss as they prepare for the festivities to be held later that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

Two members of the LGBT community discuss as they prepare for the festivities to be held later that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

 Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters prepare to leave the coutryard that hosted the evening's events. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters prepare to leave the coutryard that hosted the evening's events. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

 A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

 Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

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 A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 
 After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 
 The audience watches and celebrates at the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015.
 A contestant prepares backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 
 Jackson Mukasa lies on his bed, resting his head on the lap of his friend, Kim Mukisa, who has dropped by for a visit. The two were beaten and arrested in January 2014, accused of homosexuality. After 5 months in jail, their case was dismissed for lack of prosecution. After their release , they began life anew, having been robbed of their posessions. Mukisa, a clothing designer, also lost his atelier and shop in downtown Kampala. Kampala, Uganda. August 14, 2015. 
 Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 The appointed gatekeeper opens the door to let in a member of the LGBT community. To ensure the security of particiants, events were held in "secret," at private locations that were disclosed to members of the LGBT community and their supporters just one or two days before an event. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 
 Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hod the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015.
 Two members of the LGBT community discuss as they prepare for the festivities to be held later that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 
 Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters prepare to leave the coutryard that hosted the evening's events. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 
 A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 
 Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 
 Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

The audience watches and celebrates at the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015.

A contestant prepares backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

After the Pride march, members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate into the evening on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

Jackson Mukasa lies on his bed, resting his head on the lap of his friend, Kim Mukisa, who has dropped by for a visit. The two were beaten and arrested in January 2014, accused of homosexuality. After 5 months in jail, their case was dismissed for lack of prosecution. After their release , they began life anew, having been robbed of their posessions. Mukisa, a clothing designer, also lost his atelier and shop in downtown Kampala. Kampala, Uganda. August 14, 2015. 

Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

The appointed gatekeeper opens the door to let in a member of the LGBT community. To ensure the security of particiants, events were held in "secret," at private locations that were disclosed to members of the LGBT community and their supporters just one or two days before an event. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants compete in the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hod the march in a more public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015.

Two members of the LGBT community discuss as they prepare for the festivities to be held later that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Contestants prepare backstage for the Mister and Miss Pride competition. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters prepare to leave the coutryard that hosted the evening's events. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

A transgender woman prepares for the festivities that evening. Kampala, Uganda. August 6, 2015. 

Miss Pride Uganda is announced and crowned. Kampala, Uganda. August 7, 2015. 

Members of the LGBT community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 40 km from Kampala. Safety concerns made it impossible to hold the march in a public location like downtown Kampala. Entebbe, Uganda. August 8, 2015. 

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