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 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).