They guide ppl in helping them to sink the idea of our sexuality slowly When I ask if it's not obvious to strangers that they're gay — a dude-only crew of super stylish, impeccably groomed guys in fitted leather jackets who all yelp and shimmy when the DJ plays Lady Gaga — they tell me they often get suspicious looks but usually nothing worse. It's not a good sign if one of the most dedicated LGBT activists in Ethiopia's history is so shadowy that his allies can't track him down. There is anecdotal, but not statistical evidence to demonstrate the scale of the problem. Ware said that all the hatred in based on a false premise, said Ware. Most of the men have two Facebook accounts:
A representative from the Ethiopian Inter-Religious Council Against Homosexuality announced that the council was making "promising" progress in convincing the government to introduce the death penalty to punish "homosexual acts.
The national campaign against sexual minorities has gained "extraordinary momentum" in the past five years, says Dagmawi Woubshet, a gay Ethiopian English professor at Cornell. After watching a clip of Wentworth Miller coming out as gay — a "huge deal" for Ethiopian fans, Dabir says — and a bizarre gay parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls," we settle in to watch Prayers for Bobbya Lifetime made-for-TV movie starring Sigourney Weaver, based on a true story of a gay teenager who killed himself because his family wouldn't accept him. Inclandestine gay get-togethers were so popular in Addis that a Wikileaks cable from the U.
Ethiopia employs a "two-pronged strategy that results in a climate of fear and self-censorship," said Leslie Lefkow, Human Rights Watch's deputy director, Africa division.