Homosexuality is universal, but the way people deal with it differs from country to country. This week the correspondents report about what it’s like to be gay in countries like China, Uganda and Mexico. Even though there are some exceptions, revealing your homosexuality still seems to be a big problem outside of the Western world.
One of these exceptions is China. The gay scene in this country is developing slowly in the bigger cities. Correspondent Mia is reporting from one of the hottest gay clubs in Beijing: Destination. However, in Africa people seem to have a lot more trouble with accepting homosexuality. In Uganda the homophobia has reached an all time high due to the anti-gay campaign of Reverend Ssempa. He compares homosexuality to environmental pollution, which causes a lot of enthusiasm with his audience. Hundreds of miles away in Zambia, 20-year old Kizito proves that even though homosexuality is considered an offence and a sin in his country, he can be openly gay and have a fairly normal life.
The most surprising story this week comes from New York. Correspondent Kel met with two gay men who reached out to Love in Action, a Christian organization that aims to ‘cure’ homosexuals with a brainwash-program.