Taking on the New York Times for its continuing belief that LGBTQIA activism has made things worse for LGBTQIA Africans.
Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary, U.S. Department of State: “We will continue to stand by those whose only crime is to demand the same human rights as everyone else.” (Photo courtesy of HumanRightsFirst.org)
The New York Times has not backed off its damaging and inaccurate article of Dec. 20 about the alleged problems of U.S. support of LGBTI rights in Africa, but today it has published two letters to the editor that challenge the article’s accuracy.
The letter from Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State, (printed below) states that the $700 million that the Times said was spent to support “gay rights groups and causes” is actually the total U.S. spending for “public health programs that aid a broad range of individuals, including but not limited to L.G.B.T.I. persons.”
He also notes that the Times article “offers no real evidence” to support its claim “that discriminatory…
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