(LGBTQ+ RIGHTS IN AFRICA)
There are a lot of things that are not working in Africa, like inequitable distribution of resources, jobs, social amenities, people’s safety, youth development to name a few, which the African governments should be tackling.
Nevertheless, for a gay person like myself, it is imperative to speak against anti gay laws in Uganda and all over Africa. It is also about human rights, it is about our humanity.
The African governments should be aiming for equality for all, safety for all and high standard of living for all.
And not wasting time with these draconian laws that harm its citizens.
A comment was left on one of my TikTok videos, saying there were more important things to worry about than LGBTQ+ rights and that is what I answered:
Just because you are not gay does not mean LGBTQ+ rights are of no concern to you and society.
Science says about 10-15% of the population on all the continents are queer. That means a big part of the people in Africa have to live a lie or be discriminated against.
Simply put, you don’t have to be poor to empathise with and care for poor people. Meaning, you have to have compassion for other people’s problems in order to make a change for the better.