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Kenya to conduct census of gays

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  1. Simon Murphy 29 Oct 2009, 6:37pm

    This seems like a pretty pointless exercise while homosexuality remains illegal.

    Why should someone trust the confidentiality of this census when they also know they can be jailed for 14 years (!!!!) for engaging in gay sex?

  2. Er… I thought on one of the other threads it had been established that HIV in Africa was more prevalent in heterosexuals.

  3. Sounds like a witch hunt to me . . . the fact that they are chasing gay men is testimony to the denial surrounding the real problem of HIV in the heterosexual population. . .

  4. Bishop Ioan 29 Oct 2009, 7:29pm

    Yeah, I sense something fishy about this, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the run-up to an anti-gay witch hunt.

  5. All the time that homosexuality is illegal in certain countries it will be very hard if not impossible to ascertain the impact of HIV and other STI’s and to control the spread and treat people who need treating. These archaic biblical laws criminalizing homosexuality just perpetuate STI spread as it forces it underground and people will not get treatment.

  6. I’m sick of people instantly thinking of gay people at the mere mention of AIDS. My friend died from AIDS and she got it when she was raped by a STRAIGHT man!

  7. Classic introduction to witchhunt.HIV spreads mostly by heterosexual contacts,so what use is of this census?Except of course that the gays will be blamed for the disease,as it already happens in Europe.

  8. Har Davids 31 Oct 2009, 6:46pm

    Wouldn’t it be better if the Kenyan government decriminalised homosexuality first? It might be easier to have a real census if gays didn’t feel persecuted by the community they’re part of. I know I wouldn’t like to come out in such an environment.

  9. It would be more fruitful to do a national census of religious belief and resulting sexual behaviour, and not just in Kenya. The number of people across the world that the pope condemns to death every day by the catholic injunction against condoms is probably matched in other religions.

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