This should not be allowed to happen. Not when more stories are coming out about women being raped in order to convert them from being lesbian. One lesbian activist was recently raped/murdered. Another was brutally assaulted and raped. Any country that does not stand up to this kind of behavior has not business hosting any international gay event.
following their latest vote in the UN on Human Rights, a big NO
With respect, you are both confusing the actions of a governement with that of its LGBTI citizens. The Mr. Gay World 2012 competition in RSA will be held precily to highlight these shortcomings and address them adequately – and to embarass the government enough to prompt them into action.
John – did you call for London to have the Olympics canceled when Ian Baynham was murdered in Trafalgar Square? Mihangel – did you call for the UK to cancel gay marches while Section 28 was the UK government policy?
South Africa’s government has supported some pretty shocking UN motions in recent times and SA’sGLBT community suffers from stupid homophobes just like anywhere else in the world. But try not to get too caught up in your own self-righteousness when telling gays and lesbians in SA what they should and shouldn’t support.
In an article about South Africa, why is it thought necessary to mention events and attitudes in Malawi and Uganda? The latter is about as far away from SA as the UK is from Poland – few people would be silly enough to equate these different countries because they’re associated with the same continent.
From the Med to the Cape, this whole continent is home to religious homophobic rapists and murderers, who, in their right mind, would want to visit?.
Elegir – Thank you, someone with common sense!
Rehan – I could not have said it better.
Gordon – It will suffice to say that you are ill-informed and read too much media anti-SA sentiment. Strange that the hundreds and thousands of visitors to the Soccer World Cup weren’t all murdered then? Or all the many thousands of gay visitors who annually visit Cape Town and also attend MCQP and Pink Loerie Mardi Gras every year? LGBTI people are tolerated much more in most centres in SA than in many states in the so-called wonderful USA and Europe, particularly Eastern Europe. As with every major city around the world, there are places which you avoid and where is is not sensible to stroll around in, but that is the exception rather than the rule. Why don’t you ask people who have been rather than reading tabloid rantings?