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Seeking to save the eyesight of battered trans Ugandan

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So often, western intervention – no matter how well-meaning – causes far more problems than it solves for LGBTI Africans. Here, as Colin Stewart writes, is an opportunity not only to counter that phenomenon but also to assist someone get back more than just her vision in the cruel world in which she currently finds herself.

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Hush ("Mich") Ainebyona Hush (“Mich”) Ainebyona

A group of friends, activists and journalists is seeking contributions to help save the eyesight of a Ugandan trans woman whose eyes have been failing since she suffered a transphobic attack two years ago in Kampala, Uganda.

The story of that attack on Hush (also known as Mich or Mish) appeared in this blog in 2012 in the article “For assaulted LGBT, Uganda medical care must be anonymous.” It also appeared in the longer article “A Day In Kampala” by journalist Andy Kopsa and human rights activist Clare Byarugaba.  Last year, it appeared in the book “From Wrongs to Gay Rights.”

Contributed funds will be processed through Health GAP, a US-based 501(c)3 organization.

To read Hush’s story, including her personal background, difficult family life, self-discovery, rape, assault, life on the streets and sex work, see below.

For more information or to donate, visit the “Save…

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Written by Frank McMullan

20 July 2014 at 01:20

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