Kenyan government official wants to send lions for gay ‘cure’ therapy

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A Kenyan government official wants to send two gay lions for conversion therapy.

Two male lions made a splash in the country this week after having sex in front of a wildlife photographer.

The lions, who live in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, were photographed by Paul Goldstein.

Goldstein captured the scene as one lion gently mounted the other. He said: “When lions mate, it normally last a few seconds.

“These two were at it for over a minute. The obvious affection afterwards was very evident, as opposed to the violent withdrawal when male and female mate.”


But the news has not gone down well with Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the government-backed Kenya Film Classification Board

Mutua, who has expressed his “revulsion” to homosexuality in humans previously, did not like it on display in the animal kingdom.

Speaking to Nairobi News he suggested that the lions should go for “counselling” to cure their sexuality.

He said: “This is a first and interesting to hear that there are two male lions in love. Some research needs to be done.

“It is not normal.

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