Tom Twongyeirwe Junior is the co-founder and the National Coordinator of the Universal Coalition of Affirming Africans Uganda (UCAA-UG), the first national coalition of Ugandan religious leaders dedicated to using a faith-based approach to advance the inclusion of oppressed groups, including LGBTQ+ people. Since its founding in 2017, UCAA-UG has through its creative and innovative programs worked to combine Religion and GBTQ+
persons, create mutual understanding and also break the taboos in the society.
Under Tom’s leadership, the organization has grown in size up to more than 65 members and 200 partners and allies from different sectors like health sector.
Tom is a 2023 Obama leader, a Global Peace Ambassador and a Human Rights Campaign’s
global innovator of the year 2019. Tom is also a Rotarian and an Assistant Youth Services Director at the Rotary Club of Kampala Sunshine. For a period of one year (2021/2022), He was also a Diversity and Inclusion placement at St James and Emmanuel Parish in
Tom has also delivered key note speeches to several companies and organisations including LGBTQ Religious Archives Network in USA; University of Johannesburg in South Africa; RSA Consulting LTD in UK; The Ladies Circle at East Didsbury Methodist Church in Manchester-UK, and St James and Emmanuel Church in Didsbury Manchester UK.
Tom is a distinguished Human Rights Defender who also possesses a level two certificate in counselling from the Workers Education Association (WEA) in UK and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws (honours) at the Open University in UK. He invasions a Uganda that is transformed and all-inclusive where all people can live and love without fear or being discriminated against.
The Universal Coalition of Affirming Africans Uganda (UCAA_UG) is an independent and non-partisan, human rights organization which seeks to advocate for the respect of human rights of the most marginalised with specific focus on LGBTQ+ people, Women and Persons Living With Disabilities in Uganda using a faith-based approach. The organization is duly incorporated under the Companies Act, Cap 110 as a body corporate.
The Universal Coalition of Affirming Africans Uganda (UCAA_UG) is an independent and non-partisan, human rights organization