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The Struggle for LGBT Rights in Uganda and the Role of the American Christian Right

Rev. Mark Kiyimba, winner of the 2012 Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights, spoke on the state of LGBT rights in Uganda. He is the founder and senior minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda. His small church also runs a school for 650 children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, as well as an orphanage for 22 children infected with the virus. 

After opening remarks by Rev. Van Zandt and Rev. Mark Kiyimba, a short documentary summarizing Rev. Kiyimba's life and purposes was shown. The audio for this 5 minute video is included here. After this Rev. Kiyimba gave a talk relating the extreme degree of homophobia in Uganda. Then a longer documentary on this subject was shown - that audio is not included in this recording. Lastly, Rev. Van Zandt moderated many thoughtful questions for Rev. Kiyimba from the diverse audience, all included.