More good could be done by the psychological and religious communities if they were to band together and help sexual minorities shed their self-hatred and find a respected place in society
Tag Archives: Homophobia
If you have grown up in a nation where homosexuality is a normal part of life, you will not understand where I am coming from. But I write for those of us who have grown up surrounded by homophobia.
I saw this tiny article in ‘The star’ last year and it got me thinking – do people actually attempt to ‘treat’ homosexuality? The answer is yes. However, the ‘treatments’ have undergone dramatic changes over the years.
Coming to terms with same sex attraction Gay rights activists might be irritated by an article discussing why some people are gay and many scientists argue that such research should not even occur. However, fear and hatred of homosexuals persist where freedom to discuss such issues as ‘why are some people gay?’ is a question one should never ask. It is perhaps the reason why many still say today that talking about homosexuality is polluting young minds and promoting ‘the
In a small article in today’s Daily Nation (12th August 2013), ‘The wag’ argued against the general statement that the gay community has some of the highest HIV prevalences. His take was that gay men are at a much higher risk of acquiring HIV than gay women. I liked his rather non-judgemental blunt approach to the topic. Rather refreshing in a county where the practise of homosexuality carries a 14-year sentence, sounds bad, but its worse in other parts of