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My life

Joseph Atukunda

I joined Out & Proud Diamond Group after a period of trying times in my private life as a gay man. At the time I was emotionally traumatized and my self esteem so low that I needed support and advise.

Having interacted with the Group’s leadership, I felt so welcomed and respected for who I am. I am now openly gay and proud.

I originally come from Uganda, a country that is one of the most homophobic in the whole world in respect of LGBTI people’s rights. Whilst in Uganda, I was forced to live a secret life simply to keep clear of the glaring eyes of family members government and the general public.

I thank Out & Proud Diamond Group for the tireless work they continue to do, often under challenging circumstances, campaigning against homophobia in society.

I look forward to the rest of this year, and to happily live the rest of my life out and proud.