Sunday, September 20, 2015

“The Ugandan police locked Simon and his boyfriend in...

"The Ugandan police locked Simon and his boyfriend in cells. The next morning, after suffering from multiple attacks, they were taken to a hospital where a doctor took pity on them and allowed them to escape. Simon fled to the capital, Kampala, where he lives now. He has not seen his boyfriend since the attack. @hammond_robin photographed Simon — who did not want to be identified — in Kampala in September 2014. "Wonderful gains in equality have been seen in some parts of the world, but persecution persists," says @hammond_robin, who traveled to seven countries to make portraits of the #LGBTI community. "It is my hope that bringing these survivors and their stories from out of the shadows can be a step toward a world where one day, who you love cannot be considered a crime." We're sharing @hammond_robin's portraits from places @whereloveisillegal this #nytweekender." By nytimes on Instagram.

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