Sources: ILGA/AFP/SBS This week, MPs in NSW passed a soil-breaking law allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.Meanwhile, in a very different part of the world, a very different mood towards gays - in Uganda, in Africa, they're currently drafting a bill introducing draconian punishment for gays, including - almost unbelievably - the death penalty for not much more than just being gay. REPORTER: Aaron Lewis Frank Mugisha drives fast and he almost always takes Kampala's back roads.
The ILGA also lists 75 countries where gay people face imprisonment, in what it calls 'state-sponsored homophobia’.
And just this week, Fidel Castro acknowledged the 'great injustice’ against homosexuals in Cuba during his rule in the 1960s and 70s, regretting that security issues meant he didn’t pay enough attention to the issue.
Click here to view the ILGA’s map showing the situation around the world.
To be Rastafarian you don’t have to be black; in fact Rastafarianism has to come from the heart. Rastas are famous for smoking marijuana as a symbol of religious practice.” Real Rastas – of which there are very few in Uganda it seems – do not touch alcohol.
So for the sake of this article, I have thrown the cosmetic and the real into one big cultural melting pot. I echo the sentiments of this guy, who said: “Come on people, think about it before you all start judging dem Rastas. You must be joking – you don’t know what’s living in that hair! Anja echoed my thoughts: “Rastas are generally a lot more liberal than most Ugandans.