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    KALLIDA Festival co-launches emergency fundraiser in aid of Ugandan LGBTQ+ community

    UK-based festival KALLIDA has helped launch an emergency fundraiser in response to a recently passed bill that criminalises anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ in Uganda. 

    Last week, MPs in Uganda passed an anti-LGBTQ+ bill that has been heavily criticised by Human Rights Watch, banning homosexuality and introducing punishments including life imprisonment and death. The KALLIDA crew has joined with a number of LGBTQ Ugandans and allies from across the arts, electronic music, and activist communities – including hashtagwhatnext, Ugly Duck, and misery – to raise awareness and financial support for at-risk individuals. 

    At the time of writing, the collaborative fundraising effort has raised over half of its £25,000 goal,…

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