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Ugandan activist speaks about ‘corrective’ rape

Victor Mukasa says rape common for queer Africans

Victor Mukasa, a trans rights activist from Uganda, has been beaten, falsely arrested and harassed.

While in Toronto for Pride in 2009, Mukasa spoke to Xtra about “corrective rape” and told the story of being raped at a Pentecostal church in Uganda.

“A lot of us have gone through these things in the name of correcting us,” Mukasa says.

Mukasa left Uganda and now lives in South Africa, working with the Coalition of African Lesbians in Johannesburg.