The Board of Other Sheep is happy to announce that Brian Ochieng of Uganda has assumed the position of Coordinator of Other Sheep in Uganda. Dedicated and resourceful, Ochieng is a “humanitarian” LGBT activist with strong work ethics and a wide breadth of experiences in LGBT rights. An activist with advocacy and community organizing experience, Ochieng holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from Makerere University: one in accounting and finance and the other in chemistry and mathematics.
Ochieng is the Founder and Executive Director of Bisexual Movement Uganda (2007 to the present). His achievements include, but not limited to, establishing LGBT youth solidarity groups in six major towns in Uganda and providing HIV/AIDS care, treatment and counseling through health services.
Ochieng first became involved with Other Sheep in 2008 when, as a university student, he attended an Other Sheep full-day seminar in Kampala and subsequently became involved in Other Sheep work in Uganda. In 2012, Ochieng organized an Other Sheep full-day conference in Kampala; from 2012-2015, he was part of the committee of three Ugandan NGOs that, in 2015, in conjunction with Other Sheep, translated into Luganda and distributed in Uganda, more than 3000 copies of the book The Children Are Free in English and Luganda, copies which were printed in Kampala.