Gay dating in uganda

Men are also far less likely to be enrolled in treatment - just 52% are accessing treatment, compared to 81% of all women living with HIV.“I call upon men to go for voluntary HIV counselling and testing.The three gay Ugandans spent the night in that cell, until representatives from the sexual health clinic arrived in the morning and persuaded the police to let them go.Upon leaving the jail, Nelson says one officer threatened him: "We know where you stay."He probably did.Hundreds fled Uganda—mostly to Kenya, where they are faring little better. "Kampala is the center of fun in East Africa," he says, speaking of his hometown.

Long after a court struck down Uganda's infamous anti-gay law—dubbed the "Kill the Gays" bill for a death penalty provision in an early draft—LGBT people in Uganda were still being disowned by their families, hunted down by neighbors, jailed by police, even killed.

Instead, they cobbled together enough money to buy a DVD player and a small TV.

"It's better than going out to dance and getting arrested," Kato says.

(The names of all refugees in this story have been changed for their protection.) He says police took the three of them to jail, placing them in a cell with straight prisoners and announcing that "these are gay people—you don't know what they will do."The inmates immediately began questioning, then slapping, the gay Ugandans.

This continued until Nelson managed to persuade them that the police officer was lying in an attempt to blackmail them into offering a bribe—a common practice in Kenya.

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