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

Africans are anti-gay it’is true not? Why many Africans people are against gay rights? Those two common questions pop often in different conversation I engaged with people in the blogging of New-York.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mix-up message from the African leaders!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to studies the Africans, equally like other folks the globe. Have always exploring sexuality from a different angle, and practicing homosexuality as a 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 , ancestral animist religions, and initiatic , and secret societies.

In some such as Lusaka in Zambia to Cape-town in South Africa. When only people practiced homosexuality, but also they accepted as by different 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 human rights. They Just Want To Be Free, To Be Who They Are.