Uganda: World’s Worst Place to be Gay
The BBC aired a documentary about Uganda’s anti-gay issues on Monday night on BBC3.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills interviewed gays living in dirty, dangerous slums, activists Stosh Mugisha and Frank Mugisha, Rolling Stone editor Giles Muhame, Anti-homosexuality bill author David Bahati and many, many Ugandans who argue that homosexuality is simply un-African. Some express their wishes to kill gay people themselves. The host doesn’t really engage with anyone, mostly just drawing out shocking opinions from the Ugandans he meets and then looking at the camera in disbelief.
Scott keeps his own sexuality to himself throughout most of the documentary, and for good reason. When he ultimately reveals it to David Bahati, the police are called and sent after the host and crew at Bahati’s request.
We can’t watch it on the BBC website (Boo, hiss) but it’s already up on YouTube (in 4 parts).
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