Episodes of Discrimination and Persecution of Lesbian and Gay People Around the World – Part 2
Abuse from the police
I was attacked by local people on 2 occasions and they tried to kill me, I still experience physical pain and mental health problems as a result. The police tried to intervene but I got arrested and detained for being gay. (Uganda)
In 2010 in Egypt I was with my friends in the street at night, the police insulted and arrested us because we were gay.
Between 2007 and 2008 prison officers raped me 5 times. I was beaten on a daily basis. (Uganda)
I was at school when it all started. At the age of 15. When the fellow students found out that we were gay (we were 3 boys), they set us up, began to beat us up, kicking us, called the teachers… They nearly killed me. I was taken to the police by the school authorities, but managed to walk away. But it didn’t matter. I was expelled from the school and went to my parents. I opened up to them and they were in shock, but they were still protecting me.
Then the people from the local council went to my house to look for me, together with the police; they came with guns, looking for me. My parents denied that I was there but they saw my uniform and realized they were lying. So they shot them, as well as my two sisters. I only survived because I was hidden in the roof. (Uganda)