Activists seeks UN transgender support – Marc Shoffman

A Ugandan gay activist has called on the United Nations to protect transgender people in Africa.

Juliet Victor Mukasa, chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), revealed her experiences as a transgender in Africa when addressing the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva this week.

She described incidents of rape, being stripped in church and humiliated by police, ?In church, ?I was once stripped naked as in naked!, in church, before a multitude of people. The pastor ?saw? a spirit of a young man inside me and they burnt my clothes and shoes in order to kill the male spirit.?