Dr. Frank Mugisha is a Ugandan LGBTI advocate and Executive Director of SMUG & SMUG Intl. A recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize, Dr. Mugisha has been recognized internationally for his activism and courage. He was a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and was recently named to Fortune's 2017 World's Greatest Leaders List.
SMUG/USA is a USA/IRS - 501c3 non-profit corporation and it's purpose as a LGBTI+ Rights NGO is to support the activities and programs of Sexual Minorities Uganda located in Kampala, Uganda.
Support is in the form of fundraising, grant writing & administration,
strategic planning, networking, linkages and contracting with like USA organizations, along with advising and coaching SMUG membership organization leadership.
l Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is an umbrella non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kampala, Uganda, advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ugandans. SMUG was formed in March 2004 as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) NGO network to address the Human rights emerging issues based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Currently the network comprises eighteen (18) LGBTI Civil Society Organizations (CSO).
Dr. Frank Mugisha is a Ugandan LGBTI advocate and Executive Director of SMUG & SMUG International. A recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize, Dr.
Mugisha has been recognized internationally for his activism and courage. He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and was named to Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders List.
Daniel Curley is an innovator and leader in the field of organizational and leadership development and research. Mr. Curley has operated DJC Consulting for the past thirteen years, providing CEO Coaching, Turn-around Management, Strategic Planning, Organization Assessment and Senior Leadership capacity building. His experience includes higher education systems, public health and anti-poverty systems planning & development, behavioral health services, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, service models targeting families, children & youth, often poor, disabled, homeless, and/or addicted to substances communities. Mr. Curley has held leadership roles in government, non-profit, for-profit organization in the USA and abroad. Along with these efforts Daniel provides cutting edge web based resources focused on affordable housing, client record data recording and reporting across local, state & national systems.
Ronnie Mwesigwa graduated from Makerere University with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and emigrated to the United States in 2013 to seek refugee status as a LGBTI+ activist. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts with his aunt and continues to be in support of SMUG Kampala.