"The problem isn't just African. The Chinese contestant was unable to come to Johannesburg because of anti-gay pressure there, organizers said. Representation was thin from Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East all regions where gay rights are under threat."

These places have one or both of two things which cause them to think in a backwards manner contrary to science and nature:

1. A dependence on organized religion

and / or

2. A social structure which denigrates the individual and still glorifies marriage, propagation and family heritage in a time of world population explosion

The second view when unaccompanied by the first is common in Chinese and other East Asian cultures.

Wouldn't it be a much nicer world if people could start thinking with their brains and not with their heads up their rears?