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Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex intimacy.

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGenerese on safari. (Photo courtesy of Eonline.com)

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres on safari. (Photo courtesy of The Ellen Show via Eonline.com)

For two years, Tanzania has been arresting LGBT citizens and LGBT rights advocacy groups, jeopardizing anti-AIDS efforts.

But even Tanzania’s most homophobic police probably won’t arrest two celebrity American tourists though they are among the world’s most prominent lesbian couples.

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