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This incident motivated her to become a human rights activist, and after taking courses in human rights law and interning with a South African LGBTI organisation, Nabagesera founded the NGO Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) in 2003.
FARUG advocates and lobbies for policy change of discriminatory laws, researches and documents human rights abuses, shares information to sensitise the LGBTI community and entire population about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, and engages in grassroots organising to empower and mobilise the LGBTI community to assert their rights and lead healthy lives.
When in 2012 the Minister of Ethics shut down a workshop involving several LGBTI organisations claiming that such a gathering was illegal, Nabagesera was among those who sued the minister for violating their freedom of assembly.
These court actions are slowly helping to shift public opinion in Uganda towards the notion that LGBTI people have constitutionally guaranteed rights.
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