Mark Kiyimba

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Mark Kiyimba is a Ugandan Unitarian Universalist minister and activist for LGBT rights in Uganda. He leads the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kampala, Uganda;[1] the church runs an orphanage and a school for children infected with HIV/AIDS and who have lost parents to the disease.[2]

He has been a vocal opponent of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill; in 2010, he organized a conference (held on February 14) called "Standing on the Side of Love: Reimagining Valentine’s Day", to protest the bill.[1][3] He has taken his opposition to the United States, seeking support for his mission.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b Greer, Jane (February 22, 2010). "Ugandan UUs oppose anti-homosexuality bill". UU World. Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Prentice, George (November 10, 2010). "Rev. Mark Kiyimba 'I found compassionate people who are willing to stand with us.'". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Branch, Gregory (March 5, 2010). "Ugandan activists to petition government to scrap anti-gay bill". The Institute on Religion and Public Policy. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Pierce, Jacob (October 27, 2010). "Rev. Mark Kiyimba: On the front lines of the fight for gay rights in Uganda". Willamette Week. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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