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ali (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for gay readers on 06/08/2011 +5
hi my name is ali, am arab gay guy born in tanzania and am very discreet about it, i have seen people writting there stories here i dont know if they get help but i will give it a try coz i came here online looking for help, am 31yrs old now and like 5 years ago i meet one guy online and he lied to me that he was gay so i trusted him and i introduced him personally to my family as a friend and i even showed him our house and that was a big mistake on my part becouse after that he asked me to give him money or else he will tell my family and the police that am gay, and am very scared of him everytime he will come to collect money from me, so now am just working to give him money i cant save any thing and am very scared please help me or advice me please what to do thanks my email is manadimo@hotmail.com
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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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Zungu (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for gay readers on 09/04/2011 +5
I was arested by police officers taken to Mabatini Police Station and was told to suck the dicks of three policemen.
Because of fear I tried my best but it was very terible.
Tanzania is very worse, LGBT experience alot of problems, including names like kaka poa, Shoga, Msenge and many abusive names.
There is stigma in the families.
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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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posted for readers on 16/07/2011 +0
there are ppl being arrested for homosexuality. for sexual intercourse as well as for being an activist. some of the activists are well known by the police, and they really have huge lack of sponsors. the foreign organizations nearly all except three dont want to support them and life is really hard. The Legal human rights centre in dar es salaam does not want to help them. they once told a transgender person to go away. he later got killed. society shows extraordinary huge homophobia.
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