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Africans Must Raise Voices Against Anti-Gay Law

In the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s “Voices” blog, Edwin Cameron, justice of the constitutional court of South Africa, discusses the impacts of anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda. Urging Africans to speak up, Cameron writes, “Africans of goodwill must raise their voices. The right to justice of LGBTI people is the keenest civil rights issue at present. We who love our continent must not collude with oppressors by remaining silent in this wave of grotesque abuse. Instead, we must join to affirm African values of humanity — and rejoice in our diversity as humans” (4/11).