Anti-Gay, Homophobia versus African
Does homophobia be an African behavior or a western import one?

Africans anti-gay it’ true or not? Why many Africans country people against gay ? Those common questions often in conversation I engaged with people in the New-York.

I wish I could answer them in a certain way to explain the reason. Why in Africans country people really hostile with gay people. But I can’t the answer for myself. So I had to do to try to understand the situation and then writing a blog post about it. And this exactly what I did!

When I started my inquiry about the subject I rapidly online. The governor Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced on October 29th, 2018. He formed an élite force unit to down anybody “ homosexuality practice.

Paul Makonda a vehement conservative Christian. Who openly anti-gay in his country. But Makonda also an alongside ally Mister John Magufuli. Who the actual President of Tanzania?  President John Magufuli a pure traditionalist. Who believes homosexuality the worst thing that can happen in a society.

However, Paul Makonda latest anti-gay initiative hits the and became a backlash for the government. After many organization protested against this practice. To avoid the government made it in the future become a policy in Tanzania.

For this particular reason, the Tanzanian government pressure. Has distanced itself from Makonda’s latest homophobia initiative publicly after five of trendy denunciation.

Notwithstanding, the government denounces Makonda’s on the media. But in action, the Magufuli administration is strongly launching an officious and ferocious battle- activity against homosexuality.

any person who is suspecting being part of the LGBTI : lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex. Surprised what I learned so far. I wondered if Tanzania is only one country in where this practice exist?

The answer was not taking to to on my google request. It appears Tanzania is not the only African country hunting people from the LGBTI communities. other countries are quietly for brutal offensive against gay people. I that being gay is prohibited in more than 34 countries on the African continent.

In some of those countries, homosexuality is a crime punishable death sentence. I am talking about Mauritania, Sudan, Nigeria, and South Somalia. Some other countries such as Malawi, , and are to Amnesty the new hardliners. Those destinations are hostile against people from the LGBTI . Avoid them when you travel for leisure or business as a gay person.

The Mix-up from the African leaders!

Should a republic be laic or not? If you ask any African leaders this question tell straight no. Because African leaders often associate , , Christianity, and Islam in the same . Just to juxtapose thesis and lay down anti-gay theory and for outlawing homosexuality period.

Let’s oversight what some African leaders said I anti-gay crusaders!

I start ’s Deputy President Dr.William Samoei Arap Ruto a very bright and modern leader what does he think about the LGBTI Community: “We not homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and beliefs.”

Robert Mugabe President of Zimbabwe is one of the most verbal anti-gay leaders I share of his inflammatory about homosexuality: “We ask, was he born out of homosexuality? We need continuity in our race, and that comes from the woman, and no to homosexuality. John and John, no; Maria and Maria, no. are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female one.” Declaration on ZDC radio , 2015

“We equally reject attempts to prescribe ‘new ’ that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs. We are not gays!” Declaration UNGA, 2015

Yoweri Museveni Uganda President who made anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda much tougher said: “disgusting” and labeled homosexuality “a western import”.

But, where this African anti-gay behavior came from?

Some important on African from the shown that same- relationship and sexual practices are not new on this continent. It’s is evidence that homosexual practiced in during the pre-colonial era.

to studies the Africans, equally other folks around the globe. always exploring sexuality from a angle, and practicing homosexuality as a part of their sexual identities.

However, researchers also show homosexuality was not practiced openly among men and women. The culture existed but was organized in inner circle and link with power, ancestral animist religions, and initiatic groups, and secret societies.

In some region such as Lusaka in to Cape-town in South Africa. When only people practiced homosexuality, but also they accepted as normal by communities in Southern Africa.  As we constating today the most hostile and anti-gay laws recorded in Africa were actually promulgated by colonial governments.

The anti-homosexuality laws in Africa were supported by the influence of Catholic and Protestant Christian dogma and rigid interpretation of Islam fanatics. This behavior not representing Africans culture all.

Africa as a continent is bigger than that and Africans culture actually is more open than what many people may think. Despite the hostilities and some anti-gay barrier in many African country Africans LGBTI community is more strong than ever. Gay people in Africa are fighting for their basic . They Just Want To Be Free, To Be Who They Are.