Uganda’s rapidly become the epicenter of the gay rights battle in Africa. As closeted queers come out for freedom, government officials seem poised to pass homophobic legislation. The politicians may not want to listen to lavender activists, but they should definitely pay attention to this HIV-related op-ed:
Because gay men meet discretely, their wives would not know it and are therefore content that they are “safe”… gay men are a particularly high HIV-risk group, and they are totally ignored by AIDS education campaigns… I share the view that, at the end of the day, in sexual behavior, just like in other social activity like drinking and eating, Africa is not much different than the West.
What?! Whoa. Our worlds have been rocked to their core. “Goodbye colonial ideology, hello future!”