Members of the LGBTQ community in Rwanda are coming out of the shadows after dark days of attacks and harassment in 2017. Earlier in the year, a Rwandan journalist went public with her engagement to her female partner, which quickly sparked outrage in the deeply conservative country. Consequently, many of Rwanda’s LGBTQ either went into hiding or fled the country. I spoke with some of them about how they survived that dangerous time and the challenges that remain.
Photo essay for Voice of America: https://www.voanews.com/a/rwanda-lgbt-community-out-of-shadows/3825108.html