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Monday, July 12, 2010

Africa's Gay Activists Use Internet To Advance Civil Rights

"African gay activists in Africa and in the diaspora are increasingly using the Internet to have their voices heard, while still trying to figure out how to advance homosexual rights on the continent. More than three dozen countries in Africa, including Senegal, have laws criminalizing homosexuality," writes Nico Colombant. "One of the most popular blogs advocating gay rights in Africa is called Gay Uganda. Its author chooses to remain anonymous. While harsher laws are being proposed against homosexuality across the continent, including in Uganda, the author of Gay Uganda says what he is doing helps Africa's homosexual community." READ MORE

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