Malawi: Gay Man Comes Out – ‘Either Kill Gays or Give Us Rights’ 

MalawiJanuary 5, 2015 – Reported by AllAfrica.com – A Malawian man has come out in the hopes of triggering a response from the government on the issue of gay rights. Eric Samisa, 26, told Times TV the situation for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the country had become untenable. Malawi News also carried the story and quoted Samisa as saying: “The homophobic government should either kill and eliminate gays, or give them their rights.” Sambisa was detained briefly by the police after his interview was published online and broadcast on TV. He has now gone into hiding. Homosexuality is illegal in Malawi and attracts a prison sentence of 14 years. But government has suspended the law pending review on whether to decriminalise or not. Sambisa told the weekly newspaper that the advent of social media has simplified the networking of gays in Malawi as they are able to find partners in private groups on Facebook and WhatsApp. He says he knows about 200 gays in Blantyre and about 20 lesbians…story continues below…

Source: Malawi: Gay Man Comes Out – ‘Either Kill Gays or Give Us Rights’ – allAfrica.com

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