Uganda holds a reputation for being beautiful, peaceful, hospitable, a haven for tourists and investors. Known ad the “Pearl of Africa”.
Scott Mills travels to Uganda where the death penalty could soon be introduced for being gay. The gay Radio 1 DJ finds out what it’s like to live in a society which persecutes people like him and meets those who are leading the hate campaign.
Scott spoke with people on the streets of Kampala, asking their opinion on homosexuals, and some of the responses were, “I hate them”; “they should be killed”, and “it’s disgusting”.
He also visits a gay bar in Kampala where gay men spoke of the fear they live in. One young lesbian told him that she had been raped in an attempt to cure her of her orientation, leaving her pregnant and HIV-infected.
Mills also meets with legislator David Bahati, who, Mills says, wanted him arrested. The film focuses on the alleged institutionalisation of homophobia in Uganda, the belief that it can be cured and the negative opinions that many hold on it. So what was he trying to prove? That Uganda really is The World’s Worst Place To Be Gay?