10 Leaders Who Redefine Leadership
Tash | Uganda
Leading with Courage
“Being a leader to me means service, standing up for what I believe in—which is equality—regardless of what other people will think of me.”
In a country where being gay is a crime, Tash is a vocal and courageous advocate for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) rights in Uganda. A law school graduate, she believes that one does not have to be discriminated against to care about the plight of gay and lesbian people, whose safety is under constant threat in Uganda.
As a Christian, Tash never imagined she would be become a leader in the fight for LGBTI justice. But when she personally witnessed two gay people struggling to hide their love, she was moved to LGBTI rights activism. Now she intends to use her legal training to bring about policy reform to protect the human rights of the Ugandan LGBTI minority group and vows to fight until her government stops imprisoning people based on their sexual orientation. In her advocacy work to influence both political and social change in her country, she calls attention to the shared humanity of all people, gay or straight, and shows others how to be allies in the struggle for LGBTI rights.
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