The problems facing lesbian and gay people are, by and large, the same as those facing Zimbabweans as a whole: oppression, lack of freedom of expression, fear of the state, rampant inflation linked to increasing poverty, scant regard by national leaders for the rule of law and a declining health service in a country with one of the highest prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS in the world.
The general lack of tolerance of sexual difference is just one more challenge that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have to face in Zimbabwe.
”I‘m a single father of three and a male sex worker,” Amina told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
He also chairs Male Sex Workers in Zimbabwe, a lobby group with 300 members that helps economically disadvantaged gay men.
After Zimbabwean independence on April 18th 1980, a vibrant gay and lesbian social scene started to flourish in the major cities.
However, in the late 1980s, many believed that the time had come to start an organization with more serious aims and objectives.
The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) is a voluntary association.