Rainbow in Uganda, but in Africa blows homophobia
|Sokwanele – Zimbabwe ( CC )|
Still echo the words of Archbishop African ► Desmond Tutu, that it would be better to end up in hell where everyone can love each other rather than in the paradise of God a homophobe ( The great hummingbird ). Words that, not surprisingly, coming from a man’s symbol of the entire African continent. But also echo the words of Robert Mugabe , newly re-elected president of Zimbabwe
► : “Homosexuals are worse than pigs, goats and birds. We should take two men, shut them up in a house for five years and tell him you need to do two children: if we do not succeed, we will cut the head “
Robert Mugabe , newly re-elected president of Zimbabwe ( Newsday ). Words that, not surprisingly, coming from a man’s symbol of the entire African continent. A demonstration of how complex and contradictory the situation.
So it is that in Uganda ► , the country in which the bill to increase the penalties against homosexuals and their friends everyone agrees on for years without ever coming to light, there is an effective Pride without incident. The current penal code provides long detentions for gays, political and religious invoke for them the death penalty and in the meantime a hundred LGBT activists march in Entebbe, on the sandy shores of Lake Victoria, with rainbow flags, wigs and stilettos without the police have to intervene and perform a stop mass, as happened during a similar event last year in the capital Kampala. Discrimination are many heavy, but says the militant Kelly Mukwano with Voice of America , ” is really an exaggeration to say that Uganda is the worst place to be gay . ” It is not however the case for optimism: it is only two and half years since the murder of gay activist David Kato and news from the African country continue to be almost always terrible, like the great hummingbird has documented several times.
- Uganda activists told to VOA Uganda is not the worst place to be gay, countries like Ethiopia and Jamaica are even worse. (rainbowethiopia1.net)
- International News | Mugabe threatens violence against LGBT Africans (thejournalist.ie)
- Mugabe threatens to behead homosexuals (thezimbabwean.co)
Posted on August 6, 2013, in African LGBTI News, World LGBTI News and tagged Africa, Christian Association of Nigeria, David Kato, LGBT, Nigeria, Robert Mugabe, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.