I'm a 2nd year journalism student from Ireland, and have recently watched a documentary regarding the widespread discrimination against homosexuals in Uganda. Half way through, the reporter went around your streets and universities asking people what they thought about gay people. 100% of the people who were asked were staunchly against all types of same-sex relations, and some even went as far as wishing them dead.
As a non-gay "westerner" I find it totally bizarre at how ignorant most people are about homosexuality in Uganda. It wasn't until 1993 that homosexuality was decriminalised in Ireland, and I can assure you that 20 years ago a lot of people here would have been in the same state of mind as the Ugandan population - generalising an entire section of society as deranged perverts.
But since gay people have become accepted within our community, the majority of us have learned that they are just normal human beings like everyone else.
Can any Ugandan here offer me a valid reason as to why there is so much hate for homosexuals? Any gay supporters would be very much appreciated to even things up