First South Sudanese gay forms NGO to fight for gay rights in South Sudan

First South Sudanese gay forms NGO to fight for gay rights in South Sudan

The first South Sudanese gay, Mach Nhiany has formed a non-governmental organization that will fight and advocates for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in South Sudan.

The NGO, Nilepride was allegedly registered in South Sudan and according to a source close to Mach the organization will embark on a nationwide campaign to educate the mass on gay rights.

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Mach, who resides in The United State of America became the first openly gay man in 2013 and since then he has been very vocal about gay rights.

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LGBT persons in South Sudan face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male same-sex sexual activity is illegal and carries a penalty of up to ten years’ imprisonment.

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