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Gay Life in Djibouti, Africa

In the tiny country of Djibouti on the eastern horn of African coast there are many gay and lesbian people but they have little public social life. Virtually all are living undercover and in fear. Their situation is risky and tenuous because there is no social support or organization that can help in a legal fight if someone is arrested or threatened. There is little Internet and no services for health, education or play. The only LGBT community is a fragile and uncertain friendship network. It’s difficult to get close or organize when there is so much homophobia in the culture.