"Kill The Gays" - a study of homosexuality in Uganda

Tal Zaltzman, Thea Adelgaard, Nanna Hansen, Andrea Friederich, Camilla Jensen & Emilie Lykke

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

This project is an investigation of the reasons behind the negative attitude towards homosexuals in Uganda. By examining the Ugandan history and culture concerning homosexuality, analysing the Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Bill proposed in 2009, along with speeches, interviews and articles posted on the subject, there has been reached an understanding of the multileveled influences, which creates the negative view towards homosexuals. Among others the influence comes from authorities’ statements, the associations created around homosexuality and the values applied to the term during time. Due to the many levels of primarily negative discourses, homosexuals have become scapegoats for problems not related to sexual orientation which combined with the view on homosexuality as introduced by Christian missionaries, is one of the reasons for the dominating negative view on homosexuals in Uganda.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato12 jan. 2012
VejledereBodil Folke Frederiksen

Emneord

  • Homosexuality
  • Minority rights
  • LGBT rights
  • Death penalty
  • Discourse analysis