LGBTQ Rights in Africa→

“If you are homosexual, it is unfortunate,” says Minister Lokodo. “But to go out on the streets of Kampala and say, ‘I am gay,’ is the same as saying, ‘I am a thief or a murderer.’ It’s like handing yourself to the police for arrest.”1

LGBTQ rights aren’t even nearly a done deal in the United States,2 but the state of affairs throughout Africa is far worse.


  1. From Time Magazine, “Out in Africa,” August 17, 2015. 
  2. Marriage passed, to great fanfare, but all you have to do is look at the LGBT-youth-homelessness statistics or the employment-discrimination-law maps to see that there’s a long way to go.