Lesbian Couple beaten by straight women at Ethiopian nightclub


Gay hate on the rise in Africa attributed to Western Evangelicals and a New push to “Kill the Gays”

By Melanie Nathan, May 12, 2013.

Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 8.16.02 PMAfter Uganda, we predicted it would spread. It seems that the Western Evangelicals have found their way into Ethiopia and are repeating the actions that are causing such strong anti-gay sentiments, that local Ethiopians are now lashing out and implementing the inevitable persecution. See Cathy Kristofferson’s Article here on OBLOGDEE, linked below.

A Ethiopian  couple, together for five years, have reported being attacked for being lesbians, and alluded to the Evangelical presence when telling their story.

The couple told their story to Bikyanews.com and it had yet to be independently verified.  Its is alleged that last week, while dancing at a local club in Addis Ababa, they were attacked by a group of presumably heterosexual women, beaten and forced out of the nightclub.


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About Mercy

Mercy is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative, the one and only LGBTI Health and Human rights organization in Ethiopia Please feel free to Contact him at: rainbow-ethiopia@mail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted on May 22, 2013, in Ethiopian LGBTI Community, LGBTI Human Rights in Ethiopia, Rainbow-Ethiopia Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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