A new voice on behalf of LGBTQIA Africans…
Adrian Jjuuko, executive director of HRAPF (Photo by Erwin Olaf via Facebook)
Another voice has joined the chorus of critics of the New York Times article of Dec. 20 that claimed “U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good.”
“I read the article … with a lot of disbelief,” says Adrian Jjuuko, veteran Ugandan activist and executive director of the Uganda’s LGBTI-friendly legal organization, the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF). The article described “a very different reality from what I as an activist … have experienced,” he says.
“The US support was always done in a respectful way and after consultations with activists on the ground,” Jjuuko writes in a letter to the editor of the New York Times.
In addition to Jjuuko, critics citing the Times article’s inaccuracies have included:
- Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State;
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