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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

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Bible! (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 19/02/2014 +3
Know that what you're doing is against the rights of humanity! This website and whoever is behind this site is absolutely shameless to support and protect crimes like homosexuality.

Educate yourselves and identify your sickness, look for a cure and live your lives like normal people. Don't you feel disgusted acting like animals? Stupid people like yourselves are making fool out of your religions and societies.

Homosexuality should definitely be banned and strict measures should be taken to stop the spreading of this disease, polluting the coming generation.

Useless idiots! Your hands are full of innocent blood!
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adrielle (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for lesbian transgender readers on 22/01/2014 +5
I came to terms with my sexuality as a lesbian when i reached the age of 19 which was last year ihave never liked man and it was the cause of all my failex relationships, i notice girls and my first crush at the age of 12 was a girl yeap,its hard for me because my family is really religious and the will kill me if they find out,id really love to get to know other girls like me because honestly i do really need people who can understand me..its so hard being in the closet i just want to sometimes shout to the world that I LIKE GIRLS!!
If you want to get to know me here is my email adriellelee123@gmail.com
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lesbian (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for lesbian readers on 14/11/2013 tagged with human rights
Dear lesbians....well I would like to thank the author of this Blog where by lesbians are free to share their opinions,,views and experiences as lesbians in Tanzania

Let me use the name “CLAUDIA“
I am a lesbian aged 27 living in Dar es salaam Tanzania,,,,,I recognise myself as a lesbian since I become matured..I always interested with girls and wish to make love with

I grow up with this strong feelings till now and iam facing a real hardship in my life no one wants us,,everybody abuses us but I keeps on hiding my true feeling so tha no one knows that I am a lesbian but deep inside I know who I real am

I never date with any boy although
They disturbs me a lot but I ignore them cz I don't feel them at all
I got a Germanish lady mixture Tanzanian who real understands my feelings and we live as couples with full of enjoyment but outside of the society out there they know nothing about us cz we preffer to do in a secrecy ways

I ready an article of one of aninymous above named “ANNA“ am verry impressed with her story and wish to met u my dear....why u pretend to got marie while u don't enjoy that life?oh am so sad of u m dear please do things which makes u happy don't pretend to live under ones shadow please atlist u were decided to live alone and enjoys your life like me although no ones knows that cz I do it in a verry secrecy way

Dear ANNA in wherever u read my artical please don't hesitate to write back to me....I know how u feels and I feels your pain and I don't want u to continour to bear that painful please....communicate with me we can share everthing and u will be happy as other hiden lesbians over there

My fake email is

Contact me on that fake email,,as u know I can't explode my identity here DEAR ANNA and I will be there for you,,,,I want u to be happy your happiness is my happiness too I think u knows how lesbians do cared for eachother

We as lesbians faced lots of hardship in Tanzania but we keep on hiding as the only way to be survive..!!

Only lesbians who faced the same thing that we faced in Tanzania please just email me on
Email tatianareyes49@yahoo.com

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Hi. Am going to use the name *ANNA* am 30 years old woman, working and living the life am expected to live by society.Am i lesbian woman who is married in order not to bring, what my father calls shame to the family. i even have a child.

My country bans and makes it unlawful to be gay and it saddens me that am in the legal sector and i watch as this law that affects me operate.

I live in a closet, afraid of each day that someone somewhere will report me and if am caught. I have refrained from having any relations with other women for fear of what repercussion maybe involved.

Am thinking of living my marriage and relocating because i do not want to live this fake life anymore, my husband has no clue as to my sexual orientation and my father made me swear never to ever reveal it. My mother pretends like she does not know yet she does.

i live a life of solitude, praying each day that my day will come when i will live free to love who i want and how i want. I teach my child every day not to judge people yet i live a lie.

My life,my story, my everyday routine.
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steven kasiko (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian bisexual intersex readers in response to this story on 15/08/2011 tagged with at the work place, teaching lgbt rights in schools, hate crime and violence prevention
Its better you try to get help from some LGBT communities in Tanzania.I understand the situation you are going through its unfair for you to work and then pay someone how is taking advantage because of you being a homosexual and i know our situation in Africa concerning with homosexuality.Let us come out and condemne such acts.We should request to decriminilse homosexuality in East Africa like in Rwanda
Steven kasiko
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In Tanzania being LGBT is an offence that one can face up to 35rs in prison, though no one have been jailed so far but the life is not that good.
religious houses and leaders are againist LGBT, this makes the whole community go againist us.
We are not accepted, not recognized, stigmatized and discriminated. We really have no support from NGOs both local and international, not even human rights activists.
We are crying for help from our fellow friend worldwide join us we want our rights in Tanzania.
WEZESHA work to promote and protect the rigbhts of LGBT in Tanzania
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ssebowa (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for lesbian readers on 10/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
comment about the deportion of a Tanzania gayits unfair to gays in Africa this is serious hate against gays then were is our safe haven The problem with most of these people they do not know what is happening in Africa the community its self can do anything on a gay its better you get clear information before UK judges make decision I doubt whether some one from Africa can just come and claim to be GAY yet he is not depending on the way gays are hated discrimated the reputation of the family is left at stake.so its unfair and some times these are not interviews as they claim its an interrogation as if you are a criminal.and mind you some these judges are against gays so do not expect afair sentecnce from them. the only thing is geting rid of you from sebowa Uganda
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