Public Opinion History Homosexual activity in Senegal? Current status since Feb 1, Illegal imprisonment as punishment. Yes No. Sources: justice. Feb 1, —Sep 19,
2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Senegal
LGBT Rights in Kaolack, Senegal | Equaldex
The exchange between Trudeau and Senegalese President Macky Sall highlighted the impasse the United States, Canada and other Western nations have had in persuading Senegal and most African countries not to jail gays and lesbians. But we all have work to do. Senegal is a moderate, predominantly Muslim nation where homosexuality is criminalized and punishable by up to five years in prison. The bodies of gay men have even been dug out of Muslim cemeteries after their families had laid them to rest there.
LGBT rights in Senegal
Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable if support fades.
Growing up gay in the West African country, the violence only got worse. Now a slim year-old, he is so afraid of abuse that he rarely leaves the house. In the past three years he has been robbed, attacked by a mob, stoned in the street, and arrested and detained after someone reported to the police that he was gay, he said.