Why such silence amid Zambians' anti-gay storm?

Published: April 24, 2013

Sowing poisonous seeds in Zambia

Human rights worker Chivuli Ukwimi has harsh words for human rights organizations that stood silently by as a “storm of homophobic bigotry and hate-speech” broke out in Zambia this month shortly after the European Union invited proposals for grants to support human rights there.

He is similarly critical of religious leaders who have either remained silent or added their own anti-LGBT provocations.

The trigger for the homophobic storm was a widely publicized and possibly fraudulent attempt by four allegedly gay couples seeking to register as married on Easter weekend.

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