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Duration: 1 hour

Scott Mills travels to Uganda where the death penalty could soon be introduced for being gay. The gay Radio 1 DJ finds out what it's like to live in a society which persecutes people like him and meets those who are leading the hate campaign.

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Fri 13 May 2011 03:20 BBC Three

  • Photo: The World's Worst Place to Be Gay?

    Photo: The World's Worst Place to Be Gay?

    Scott Mills in Nakawa Market, Kampala, Uganda.

  • Stosh Mugisha

    Stosh Mugisha

    Many think Stosh is a boy but she's a lesbian. She was recently "outed" in a national newspaper and as a result was stoned by her neighbours. She fled her home in terror and is now in hiding. This is just the latest in a long line of incidents that have befallen Stosh because of her sexuality. When she was a teenager she was raped by a man to try and "cure" her of her lesbianism and as a result was infected with HIV.

  • Frank Gilbert

    Frank Gilbert

    Frank is one of the group of gay boys Scott meets while in Uganda. Frank is HIV positive and was kicked out of his home by his family when they found out he was gay. He's very angry about his treatment as a gay man in Uganda and with the increasing levels of homophobic violence is worried about the future.

  • Pastor Solomon Male

    Pastor Solomon Male

    Pastor Male is part of the self styled National Coalition against Homosexuality and Sexual Abuse in Uganda and claims he was the first person in the country to come out openly against gays. Male believes that no one is born gay and that through counselling they can be cured of this "affliction", which leads to a very lively exchange with Scott.

  • Frank Mughisa

    Frank Mughisa

    27-year-old gay activist and director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading Ugandan pressure group. He's constantly being harassed in the street and vilified in the Ugandan press and is worried that homophobia and homophobic attacks on are on the rise…but this has not stopped him fighting for the rights of the gay community.

  • Scott Mills

    Scott Mills

    Popular British Radio 1 DJ and television presenter. Scott came out as gay to the press in 2001 without any drama. In the film he journeys to Uganda and finds out what it's like to be harassed, beaten and to live in fear of your life…just because of your sexuality. He also confronts and challenges an assortment of bigots on their homophonic attitudes and puts himself through a bizarre traditional ritual involving animals and fire to try and make him straight.

  • BBC Three Blog: Gay people treated like "dirty minority" in Uganda

    BBC Three Blog: Gay people treated like "dirty minority" in Uganda

    Scott Mills went to Uganda in east Africa to see what it's like for gay people to live in a country where homosexuality is illegal. He also speaks openly about being gay himself. 60seconds Sam Naz went down to Radio 1 HQ in London to catch up with him.

    Read more on the BBC Three Blog

Credits

Presenter
Scott Mills
Producer
Chris Alcock
Director
Chris Alcock

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