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Fighting Uganda's anti-gay laws

LBGT activism in Uganda, the start of Greenpeace, Bangladesh acid attacks, and dinosaurs.

In 2009 Ugandan MPs tried to introduce new laws against homosexuality that would include life imprisonment and even the death penalty. We speak to Victor Mukasa about his story of fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda, first as a lesbian woman and then as a trans man. Also, the early days of the environmental organisation Greenpeace, walking the Great Wall of China and fighting acid attacks on women in Bangladesh.

(Photo: Ugandan LGBT Activist Victor Mukasa May 2019. BBC)

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