Val Kalende, a female Ugandan gay rights activist has quit the gay lifestyle, telling her church in Kampala that she was tired of living a life of “same sex sin”.
Kalende was so into the gay lifestyle, she was one of the first known defenders of gay rights. She fled Uganda and gained Canadian citizenship in 2015 at the time the anti homosexuality bill was being debated in Parliament.
She lived and worked in Canada for some time but would occasionally return to Uganda.
This past Sunday though, she stunned her church by coming clean and denouncing homosexuality saying she had ‘seen the light’.
“By the time I went public about it yesterday (Sunday), I was ready. I wanted to take time to do the important work on myself before making a public confession,” Kalende said in a facebook post detailed her lifestyle and why she is now going to live a normal life as a straight woman.
She added: “It’s draining. But I know people have questions and they mean well. I’d be glad to respond to questions concerning what I have learned about the sin of same-sex attraction and the mystery that surrounds the homosexual lifestyle, especially for Christians, parents and people with family members or friends who struggle with same-sex attractions…I am not an authority on sexuality let alone what qualifies for sinful nature, but I, sure, have an awareness that could help folks out there. Feel free to message me privately or leave your questions below this post.”
She added that her decision was inspired by her desire to live a normal life with her friends and family.
“My desire is to take long deserved rest and spend time with my family.” She said she will also get married, to a man.
In another TV interview Kalende said: “I joined lesbianism right after Makerere University. I’m born of Christian parents. All of them cut their ties with me for being gay. I became an orphan, I became rebellious. We always wondered why the world forced us to become girls who do not love men. Right now, I have no peace of mind. I sometimes break down and cry wondering why am like this,” she said.
Kalende used to dress in a masculine way with tinted hair, but in a picture on her facebook profile, she has makeup and is dressed like a real woman.