Worst place in the world to be gay?

2014-03-04 10:03
There is no denying that Uganda is a wildlife utopia for primate tracking. As South African's open up to idea of exploring the African continent more before hot-footing it over to Europe or the United States, the gorillas and chimps of this East African country are living up to their much-vaunted status.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's recent approval of anti-gay laws is said to reflects a gulf in social attitudes between the West and conservative African governments. The author of Uganda's new anti-gay bill David Bahati, who initially sought to impose the death penalty for some acts, has responded with disdain to the aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors in the backlash to the law  - saying it was a "price worth paying to protect the east African nation's moral values".

With publications such as the Red Pepper, featuring headlines "Uganda's Top 200 homos exposed" fueling the divide,  questions have to be asked about the safety of gay tourists as jail sentences of up to life can now be imposed for displaying gay affection, let alone the act of sex.

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