Gay people on the African continent face persecution, imprisonment and even death. “Correctve rapes” continue to be inflicted on lesbians in South Africa’s black townships. In Uganda, lawmakers are promoting a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In this debate we bring together gay rights activists and conservative religious groups to ask “Is Homosexuality un-African?”
This World Debate was produced by Ben Cashdan of the Broad Daylight Films Foundation in Johannesburg for BBC World News. With support from the Open Society Iniative for Southern Africa and the Heinrich Boell Stiftung.