Kasha Jacqueline
Kasha Jacqueline

Kasha Jacqueline (Nabagesera) is a Ugandan LGBT activist and founder of Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), one of the only lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexual organizations in a country where homosexuality is criminalized. FARUG strives for the attainment of full equal rights and the eradication of all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ms. Jacqueline publicly campaigns for an end to homophobia in Uganda, in the face of death threats and media-led witch hunts which target homosexuals in her country.

In response to widespread anti-gay media, in 2014 Ms. Jacqueline launched the Kuchu Times, a platform for LGBT communities throughout Africa. She also publishes the magazine Bombastic, which focuses on the LGBT community in Uganda.

In 2011, as the world was celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day, she was listed on the Women Deliver 100 list, as well as among the 50 most inspiring feminist women in Africa. That same year Ms. Jacqueline was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. In 2013, she was awarded the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award for her continuous work in LGBT activism.