Ssenfuka Joanita Warry (Uganda)

LGBT Advocate and Founder


“I hope to preach love not hate and to remind the Church and women that we are made in the like and image of God, and therefore equally important as men in the Church.”


Ssenfuka Joanita Warry is a lesbian Catholic woman pioneering LGBT rights in Uganda, a country where same-sex relations are punishable by life in prison. She will talk about how the Catholic doctrine on same-sex love aids persecution of women and men rather than upholding their dignity and rights and share her hopes and dreams for an inclusive future of the Catholic Church. Her organisation Freedom and Roam Uganda, fights for healthcare for minorities and inmates, calls for gender inclusive leadership and promotes career development and sustainability skills for LGBT women.