LGBTIQ: The COVID-19 and what should the government do to mitigate the impact

As of today, Uganda has registered over 122 COVID-19 cases according to the Ministry of Health. Today, can we talk about how COVID-19 has impacted Uganda? Yes, this anyone can give an answer but have you taken time to think about how COVID-19 has impacted the LGBTIQ community? Of course not, because you don’t care, and you don’t subscribe, I guess.

There have been lots of news stories about what risk the coronavirus pandemic around the country but few communities have not talked about. No one has tried to explore what it means to be GAY, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual and needing to get into care, with restriction movements and some Hospitals, Clinics are temporarily closed because of COVID-19. This is a challenge, especially for LGBTIQ who are more afraid in a time like this.

To find out more, The Right here right now conducted webinar ‘Ever since the corona pandemic, the social-economic patterns of all persons changed. Many countries have been forced to lock down which in a way has affected access to services, increased social isolation, increased violence among other issues.

The Right Here Right Now Uganda panellists discussed how Covid19 has affected the LGBTIQ community and what can be done to reduce the challenges faced by the minorities

The Webinar was recorded on May 1, 2020, and watch the video for details. Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with the world: Email me at


Posted by Right Here Right Now Uganda on Friday, May 1, 2020

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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