Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:11

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Wants More LGBT Rights

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Morgan-Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, wishes from now on that LGBT people be protected and under the constitution.

He said to BBC News that gay rights were a "human right" that should be respected by Zimbabweans.

"It’s a very controversial subject in my part of the world. My attitude is that I hope the constitution will come out with freedom of sexual orientation, for as long as it does not interfere with anybody," he told Newsnight’s Gavin Esler, adding "To me, it’s a human right."

It is a total change of point of view for Tsvangirai who, there is not a very a long time, was still of agreement with President Mugabe who said we are "worse than pigs and dogs".

Following the declarations of Australia which could require that Commonwealth Countries give more rights to LGBT to fight against HIV, it seems that suddenly, some anti-gay African countries decided to become gay-friendly.

Of course, words are not acts. In Zimbabwe, it is always illegal that two same sex people hold hands, hug or kiss.

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