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LGBTQ Rights in Africa: Backlash + Progress

  • JASS

Human rights advocates, including JASS partner Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), are deeply concerned by the latest anti-gay actions of newspapers and government officials—-especially in Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. However, in the midst of these extreme actions, the steady drumbeat of civil society organizing and action is slowly shifting perceptions and responses. One commentator hopes that, “Increased visibility = increased awareness = increased repression = eventual acceptance?”

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