Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ethiopia Seeks Death Penalty

Stop Promoting Homophobia in Ethiopia  

News from the Facebook group Stop the Gay Genocide in Africa is that Ethiopia is now seeking its own version of the Bahati Bill:

ADDIS ABABA: With an anti-gay organization announcing it is looking to follow Uganda and implement a “death to gays” legislation that would see the death penalty enacted against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country, activists in the country are hoping they can bring about acceptance before such measures are taken.

“We understand that the idea of being gay scares people in this country and the majority believe gay people are not deserving of equality,” activist and gay Ethiopian David Emete told

This follows on from Nigeria and Ghana's deteriorating stance on LGBT freedom. 

However, it's not all doom and gloom. Miss Botswana learned a valuable lesson on bigotry recently:

She was asked by one of the judges to state 2 challenges that face Botswana youth. To the dismay of the audience Mathers listed homosexuality as the first challenge. Apparently the audience booed loudly before she could even complete her answer.

You can sign the petition: Stop Promoting Homophobia in Ethiopia.

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