Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a nongovernmental organization that was established in 2003 by a group of lesbians who were constantly being harassed, insulted and discriminated by a misinformed society and who were touched by the plight of their sisters and brothers of the same sexual orientation. It is one of the oldest organizations in Uganda that works on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression through lobbying, dialogue, visibility and voice.
FARUG is a membership based organization that is legally registered under the laws of Uganda with a secretariat in Kampala. FARUG works beyond Kampala through collaboration with other organizations working in other parts of the country to advance the rights of all LGBTQ persons in Uganda. Where feasible, FARUG also avails her health services to other marginalized women who may not necessarily be part of the LGBTI community regardless of the fact that our direct constituency is Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer women.