Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

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London activists protest at Uganda House


At the demo against the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill outside Uganda House, protesters held up the portraits of transgender African human rights defenders who are amongst those attacked by the Bill. Showing their portraits brought their presence to the demo and it is precisely for this purpose that this exhibition has been created. The ten portraits by Gabrielle Le Roux are to pay tribute to trans Africans and show their presence and experience to the world. The portrait project is in partnership with IGLHRC.


In the photo from left to right: John Bosco holding Julius’ portrait (both Ugandan), Bisi Alimi (Nigeria) holding Victor Mukasa’s (Uganda) portrait, an unnamed protester holding the rainbow umbrella, Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay (Nigeria) holding Salongo’s portrait (Uganda), Gabrielle Le Roux (South Africa) with Skipper Mogapi’s portrait (Botswana)

Photos by Jay Bernard