U.S. Defense Of LGBT Rights In Africa Brings Mixed Responses From Advocacy Organizations, NPR Reports
NPR: When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?
“…Over the past four years, the U.S. government has engaged in an ambitious campaign to defend the rights of gay and lesbian people overseas, especially in Africa, where the majority of countries outlaw homosexuality and anti-gay sentiment remains strong. But African activists struggle with the double-edged sword of American support. While they say that U.S. attention has given a needed boost to their movement, the protection of an outsider can complicate the path to true acceptance…” (Warner, 8/30).