March 31, 2014

Why Africa's Turning Anti-Gay

Jay Michaelson, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

By scolding countries like Uganda and Nigeria for getting gay rights wrong, American liberals reinforce the notion that LGBT equality is Western, and, even worse, the patriarchal, colonialist attitude that we Westerners are advanced, and you Africans are backward.

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TAGGED: Gay Rights, Homosexuals, Uganda, Nigeria, Africa


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