The following is adapted from a piece that appeared on the website of The Guardian of London, UK, on March 20, 2014 (theguardian.com).
GROWING UP in Uganda, homosexuality was not something we talked much about. I knew I was gay from a young age, and I came out to those close to me when I was a teenager in the early 1990s. Some in my family accepted it, while others refused to acknowledge it. Homosexuality wasn’t always accepted but it was largely ignored.