Homophobia and violence against homosexuals are increasing in Uganda. In a land where laws that demand the death penalty for homosexuals are brought to parliament and daily newspapers publish photos of gays and call on countrymen to "hang them," life isn't easy for gay Ugandans. In this moving essay by the writer known as Gay Uganda, we learn about the struggle: Being gay in Uganda is tough. Being a gay activist in Uganda is much tougher. This essay is part of The Mantle's series Against Censorship.