In 77 countries around the world, it is illegal to have sexual relations with an adult of the same sex, a situation described as “State homophobia” by Amnesty International. In Africa (where more than 30 countries have punitive legislation on homosexuality), LGBTI communities are ignored, stigmatized or exploited for political gain by governments invoking reasons of tradition or culture to explain why “these people” are not wanted in society, arguing that homosexuality is a deviant practice imported from the West.
For a number of years, Frédéric Noy has been recording the lives of LGBTI people in East Africa, victims of social ostracism regardless of the legal situation in the country concerned. In Uganda, President Museveni spoke at a rally in Kampala held to celebrate the passing of anti-gay legislation, and referred to homosexuals as ekifire – half-dead.
Visa pour l’image 2016
From August 27 to September 11th, 2016