Last weekend, Lawrence Kaala and Jimmy Sserwadda were all smiles as they exchanged vows in a crowded church in the north Stockholm suburb of Järfälla."It feels great," Sserwadda tells The Local after the wedding, which was attended by more than one hundred guests – including Sweden's EU Minister Birgitta Ohlsson.On returning to Uganda she learned that there are clinics that have received a number of men who have sex with men who want female condoms and health workers have been left confused as to why they would use these condoms yet there is an option of using the male condom considering their gender.
Since then much has changed, yet some things have stayed rigidly the same.The program provides young people with a range of integrated SRHR/HIV services.A couple who claim to be the first Ugandan men to be legally married face an uncertain future after recently tying the knot in a Swedish church, with one facing possible deportation that the other fears could result in his husband's death.They also say they opt for the female condom due to scarcity of lubricants in the country.The female condom also gives men who have sex with men especially the “bottoms” the power to negotiate for safe sex.
"We had been separated in such a hostile environment; we didn't know if we'd ever see each other again." The ceremony was supposed to be a fairy-tale ending to an improbable story for the two men who found themselves reunited in Sweden years after their relationship had been cut short due to persecution in their native Uganda.