Compiled by Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com February 2012 Introduction A rare glimpse into gay life in Angola where the social environment is toxic for LGBT people. Because they are an invisible population, gays are ignored in government health planning, “there are not enough gays to worry about” said one official. To cover their truth, many Angolan gays use marriage as a way of avoiding harm, but once married, continue to have occasional sex with other men. In many cases, the casual sex does not involve the use of condoms. In Angola, a commonly-held assumption that only men with feminine mannerisms are homosexual means that many who have sex with other men do not self-identify as gay. PlusNews http://www.plusnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=78814 19 June 2008 Invisible and vulnerable Luanda – It was a wedding that pulled out all the stops, including a party at the Marine Club on the island of Luanda and aSee the Full Version Here
Angola was a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975. The country is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa, yet its people are among the continent's poorest. According to the International Monetary Fund, more than $4 billion in oil receipts have disappeared from Angola's treasury in the 2000s. LGBT rights in Angola are very limited. Homosexuality has been against the law in Angola since colonial times under Portuguese law. Homosexuality is according to the law "an offence against the public moral" and therefore prohibited.
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Capital: Luanda - Pop. 4800000
Area: 1246700 sq. km. / sq. miles.
Language: Portuguese, Bantu
Religion: Christianity, Indigenous Religions
Status of Homosexuality: Illegal
Telephone Country Code: 244