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posted Friday, March 5, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 10

with VIDEO - Being Gay in Uganda: One Couple's Story
Glenna Gordon
Time.com

Pepe Julian Onziema looks great in a suit. Tall and lanky, she doesn't slouch to hide her height and doesn't apologize for her boyish figure. Or for anything. She's got at least 10 suits: pinstripes, white linen, black, gray, navy and others. She buys them from a guy who runs a shop on Entebbe Road, a major Kampala thoroughfare. He knows her build, and he knows what she likes.

These days, though, Onziema doesn't wear suits nearly as often as she used to. As one of a dozen or so publicly out Ugandan homosexuals, Onziema knows that even a trip to a local shop is risky. Wearing a suit can be a death wish.

full story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100308/wl_time/08599196966700


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