Stichting Out & Proud (AFRICAN LGBTI) is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organisation, Group that sprang from the ashes into international limelight. Previously operating in obscurity under the umbrella of other organisations, it now operates in co-ordination with partners with which it operates on equal terms. Previously with a handful of members from Uganda, the organisation currently boasts about, a hundred plus members, representing a wide cross-section of African countries including Gabon, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi , Uganda and Jamaica.
We seek support to help us achieve our aims and objects of advocating for the rights of the minority and oppressed African LGBT.
We have focused most of our work in the field of Human Rights Advocacy, preservation of human dignity, freedom and justice, and the promotion of equality for the LGBTI persons in Africa and other countries where LGBTI persons are persecuted.
Homosexuals are treated in a way that erodes confidence and instils fear into their hearts to the extent that they feel timid identifying who they are – they feel ashamed of themselves and prefer to remain under group. For this reason, the organisation had to take a step forward to make sure they help to integrate the African LGBTI’s into the foreign communities, by taking them out into clubs where they would meet and interact with people of their kind, discover themselves, understand themselves, develop confidence, learn to be proud of who they are and conceive a wonderful realisation of who they are hence should enjoy love without fear, and here is where Stichting Out & Proud comes in.