A Look Inside The Homophobia Of Uganda

A Look Inside The Homophobia Of Uganda

gallery-uganda3“Tell me something about Ugandan culture,” prompts Vice correspondent, Isobel Yeung, to a group of locals on a recent trip to investigate violence against gays in the country.

“The first thing we hate is homosexuality,” one man begins. “We hate that one completely. If we find a woman with a woman, we pull out one and we do it to her…We have sex with her…Serious rape.”

“So what would you do if you saw a gay man?” asks Yeung.

The man gets a disturbing smile on his face as he yells, “Kill! You kill that one! Woman and woman we rape, but man and man we kill.”

Last Friday, HBO’s Vice tells this and other stories surrounding the current state of homosexuality in Uganda. It’s an ugly reality, but one that the world needs to know about.

Below, find two clips from the show. The first contains the interview posted above, and in the second one, Yeung interviews a gay woman who was raped.

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22 Comments

  1. Jamie
    May 18, 04:46 Reply

    I really don’t understand homophobes at all!! I mean, they tend to rant about how for their gods they are dousing out violent punishment on sinners and forget that EVERYONE is not perfect. And that their god, being so powerful, can fight! And that since they are so clean and perfect, they’re gonna be spared like Noah when their gods come to destroy us sinners…
    It is one thing to dislike, and another to hate so much to the extent of hurting another human…especially when it doesn’t bother your own living a bit @all…

  2. kendigin
    May 18, 04:52 Reply

    This is what that big fool Badluck Jonathan wanted to turn Nigeria into. But thank God the moron was promptly sacked by the good people of Nigeria!

  3. pete
    May 18, 04:53 Reply

    Uganda, always in the news for wrong reasons. Similar thing is happening in Gambia, where the president threatened to slit the throat of gays.

    • pinkpanthertb
      May 18, 04:56 Reply

      I saw that news report and I shook my head. It’s just bewildering how the issue of homosexuality can turn human beings into monsters in a way legitimate crimes can’t.

      • Dennis Macaulay
        May 18, 05:37 Reply

        The funny thing is that homophobia in uganda is fuelled and sponsored by western evangelical movements. Check “God loves uganda” on you tube.

        Gad had raised this point once and he was correct somewhat. Some of the homophobia is africa was actually important with the western religions.

  4. #TeamKizito
    May 18, 05:20 Reply

    And later they say homosexuality is a sin/crime whatever. Huh?

  5. Deola
    May 18, 05:23 Reply

    The first video pissed me the fuck off.
    The second one broke my heart.

    I still do not understand the obsession that homophobes have with homesexuals. Its disturbing and sickening.
    So much energy is spent hating people for doing something that isnt your business and doesnt affect you, and yet you make it all about you. SMH.

  6. Mandy
    May 18, 05:27 Reply

    Shebi if you pray for Ebola to hit that country and selectively wipe away all those with homophobic tendencies, they’ll say you’ve come again.

  7. Dennis Macaulay
    May 18, 05:34 Reply

    My heart is completely shattered into pieces! I have no words!

    This is why no homophobe will have any space in my life!

  8. trystham
    May 18, 05:40 Reply

    VICE??? Azzin featuring homosexuality as a vice??? These apes are beyond reasoning

  9. Mercury
    May 18, 06:47 Reply

    Sad, Sad, Sad……see the ugly thing spewing hate.

  10. Max
    May 18, 07:59 Reply

    I don’t wanna watch. After reading through the commwntsu, I don’t think I want to.
    Don’t need to be provoked this morning.
    If I had my way, I’d murder that president.

  11. REVEREND HOT
    May 18, 08:59 Reply

    Oh so rape and murder are OKAY so long as its inflicted on the gays.

    This is why these countries will never prosper

    I have so many bad things I wanna say in these President’s face.

    :'(

  12. kacee
    May 18, 10:46 Reply

    The most annoying thing is tht these homophobic beasts love girl on girl action, but boy on boy(which is so hot by the way) is so disgusting to them(so they say). As if their D won’t get hard when a dude blows and sucks it. Mtchewwwww

  13. Khaleesi
    May 18, 12:44 Reply

    y’all think Uganda is homophobic? sorry to bust and shatter your bubble!! NEWSFLAS:: Nigeria is every bit a homophobic, take time to carefully observe the average Nigerian and you’ll see these same sentiments echoed. Nigerians are every bit as homophobic, maybe just not as ugly!! ***Chokes back puke*** … the Beasts have been force fed with religious opium till their brains are nothing but a mushy porridge of intolerance mixed with heavy doses of bigotry – exactly the same crap goes on here …

  14. Diablo
    May 18, 13:39 Reply

    When I think uganda I think : irrelevance, extreme poverty, ape like people , dark oily skin. *shudders

  15. jesuisnigeria
    May 18, 22:43 Reply

    http://youtu.be/HBp53gGALxM You guys all need to watch this. I almost cried. A bbc documentary on gay people in Uganda. You guys read it and let me know what you think. Dennis, pink panther…everyone needs to watch this.

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