Gay African refugees face abduction, violence and rape in Uganda and Kenya

by Blog Burger on May 18, 2012

LGBTI people fleeing persecution in home country among most vulnerable and isolated of all refugees, finds study In Uganda, ‘public rhetoric demonising homosexuality has been particularly vicious’ since an anti-gay bill was introduced, says the study. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA African homosexuals who flee persecution in their own countries are abducted, beaten and raped in the places where they seek asylum, a study of Kenya and Uganda has found. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are among the most vulnerable and isolated of all refugees, according to the (pdf). This is especially true in places where they are at heightened risk owing to violent attacks,… – International English News

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