Can Uganda’s gay-rights activists stop the government from 
 enacting another homophobic law?
Aryn Baker for Time
By Salima Koroma and Aryn Baker
June 8, 2015

Hakim Semeebwr, also known as Bad Black, is a transgender woman in a country where sex between two men, or two women, is illegal. Coming out usually leads to eviction, job discrimination and violent harrassment. Bad Black lost her television job when she was outed by a local newspaper.

And if some Ugandan politicians have their way, coming out as homosexual could mean life in prison, or worse.

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