Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Despite the county’s antigay laws, Uganda is among the countries racking up the greatest number of internet searches for gay pornography.

BY Jase Peeples

January 16 2014 3:29 PM ET

Though Uganda recently passed legislation imposing lifetime imprisonment for homosexuality, the country continues to be among those with the highest number of internet searches for gay pornography, reports the Guardian.

Recently, Google published statistics listing the countries with the greatest number of searches for gay porn on the web and found Uganda ranked third, behind Kenya and Pakistan.  

Roger Ross Williams, director of the award-winning documentary God Loves Uganda, told the Huffington Post he believes the more government tries to repress sex and sexuality, the more it will continue to flourish underground. "When you have a repressive society like that, people are repressed, so it goes underground," he said. "They're obsessed with sex."

But Williams was quick to point out that the high numbers of internet searches for gay pornography in antigay nations such as Uganda are not necessarily reflective of the country's LGBT population, but instead reflect the society's curiosity about sex in general. "Culturally, you don't talk about sex in Uganda,” Williams explained. “What this bill has done, it brought homosexuality in the public conversation. People are curious."

Watch Huffington Post’s interview with Williams in the video below.

Tags: Uganda, Politics

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