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Salva Kiir Mayardit, President Of South Sudan, Will Not Make World’s Newest Country Safe For Gays

Salva Kiir Mayardit, the vice president of Sudan, is quickly assuming his new role as president of the Republic of South Sudan — the world’s newest country since voters in the African state last month approved a referendum to separate from Sudan and create an autonomous country. So surely with new independence, there will be new freedoms for LGBTs? Hah! Of course not. Reader James R. pointed us to an interview Kiir gave in July, where we see he has no plans to protect queers once South Sudan’s government is firmly in place. Despite promises of democracy and equality, he insists “it is not in our character” to have gays. “[I]t is not there and if anybody wants to import it to Sudan [...] it will always be condemned by everybody.” I guess it’s fitting South Sudan’s southern neighbor is none other than Uganda.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Feb 2, 2011
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  • 9 Comments
    • Phoenix
      Phoenix

      So much for wanting world support in your new democracy!

      Feb 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Red Meat
      Red Meat

      I hope he is the next person to die in Sudan over some starving kid.

      Feb 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Why does George Clooney want to eradicate the homos?

      Feb 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jak
      jak

      Why is he dressed like a pimp?

      Feb 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prohomo
      prohomo

      @Kev C: Uh, KEVC, I don’t get your comment?

      Feb 3, 2011 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jak
      jak

      @prohomo: He supported Kiir for president.

      Feb 3, 2011 at 2:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • prohomo
      prohomo

      @jak: Oh, I didn’t know. And I hope George didn’t know about Kiir’s homophobic stance, or else….

      Feb 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      Take away South Africa, and that whole continent is now officially Gay Hell.

      And colonialism was worse WHY?

      Feb 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stanford
      Stanford

      We’re talkin’ ’bout Shaft, John Shaft….

      Feb 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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