Top Ugandan gay activist renounces homosexuality

CHANGED: Val Kalende who was known for wearing baggy jeans and T-shirts seems to have changed her dress code, as seen in this photo, which is her current profile photo on her Facebook account.

What you need to know:

  • Reason. She says her life had been messed up and that it was the right time to change her ways.
  • Ms Kalende left Daily Monitor in October 2007 to defend the LGBT rights. She was one of the pioneers of the Sexual Minorities Uganda, an umbrella body for the LGBTQI organisations in the country.

Kampala. A renowned Ugandan gay rights activist has finally denounced what she called a “sin of same sex” after years of defending the same rights.
Ms Val Kalende said she took the decision on Sunday after a year of taking cautious steps and denounced homosexuality, concluding that she had ‘seen light’.
“One year ago, It’s just that I’ve taken very cautious steps. By the time I went public about it yesterday (Sunday), I was ready. I wanted to take time to do the important work on myself before making a public confession,” she said.


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