The Queer Collective, a new organization in Kampala, Uganda with the goal of creating a space for queer artists working in east Africa to come together and share their work, is fundraising to support its first major project. I am Other will document the stories of LGBTQ people across Uganda.
I am other
"I Am Other" is a multi-media research and documentation project with the goal of recording the lives and stories of LGBTQ Ugandans across the country.
- The proposed project will collect and document through photography, audio, and video interviews the stories of LGBTQ Ugandans to preserve an often invisible community for purposes of austerity and visibility.
- Because many political, cultural, and religious leaders believe that LGBTQ Ugandans are "un-African" and do not exist — it is important to document the vast gender and sexual orientation diversity in the country.
- Supporting this research and documentation project will generate the first online visual archive of the daily lives of LGBTQ Ugandans — and serve as a much needed tool for local activists to fight for their human rights as LGBTQ persons.
- The project is apart of Queer Collective — a new arts initiative with the goal of creating a space for queer artists working in east Africa to come together and share their work locally, nationally, and internationally. 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 vessels of social change. See the group's Indiegogo campaign to learn more