Ed Team

If every homosexual has to go underground

Filed By Ed Team | November 25, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Association for the Respect of Homosexuals' Rights, Burundi, criminalize homosexuality, HIV/AIDS

"We at ARDHO are outraged by this decision to criminalise homosexuality. We don't understand how educated people can adopt such a law because homosexuality is neither a disease nor a deviance. How are we going to be able to continue the struggle against AIDS in our community if every homosexual has to go underground?"

-- An Association for the Respect of Homosexuals' Rights official speaking anonymously for "security reasons" on Burundi's recently passed legislation to criminalize homosexuality. The same law abolishes the death penalty.

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