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

Africans are anti-gay true or not? Why many Africans country people are against gay ? Those two common questions pop often in different conversation I engaged people in the blogging of -York.

I wish I answer in to explain the reason. Why in some Africans country people are really hostile gay people. But I can’t find the answer for myself. So I had to do some research to try to understand the and then writing about . And this exactly what I did!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In some of those , homosexuality is a crime punishable by death sentence. I am talking about , Sudan, Northern , and South . Some other countries as Malawi, , and are according to Amnesty International the hardliners. Those destinations are hostile against people the LGBTI . Avoid when you travel for or business as a gay person.

The Mix-up message from the African leaders!

Should a republic be laic or not? If you ask any African leaders this question they will tell 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 will start by ’s Deputy President Dr.William Samoei Arap Ruto a very bright and modern leader what does he think about the LGBTI Community: “We will not homosexuality in our society as it violates our religious and cultural beliefs.”

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

“We equally reject attempts to prescribe ‘ ’ 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 came from?

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

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

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

In some as Lusaka in Zambia to Cape-town in South Africa. When only people practiced homosexuality, but also they accepted as normal by different 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 not representing Africans culture all.

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