Because Christian pastors had put his name onto a public blacklist, gay gospel singer Daniel Dyson fled the violently homophobic Uganda for the Bay Area. His story is worth reading. He didn’t leave right away or go underground–instead, he bravely took to the Ugandan radio waves defending the LGBTQ community. Soon he was kidnapped and beaten. He made his way to the US, found a job at an advocacy organization in the Castro district, and says “I can sleep peacefully.”