Ugandan transgender activist fights to be counted
19 November 2021 | 6:49 am
Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan activist who advocates for sexual and gender minorities, has made history as the first transgender person in the East African country to have her new gender recognised by the government. She is fighting to have transgender people counted on the national census next year.
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