10 Prominent Gay Rights Activists In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva

In light of Nigeria’s and Uganda’s new discriminatory legislation, life has become more difficult for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Africa. But despite the dangers and barriers, there are some activists who have contributed greatly to the cause. Some are icons who died for the cause; others continue to lead in the struggle for human rights. Here are 10 prominent gay rights activists in Africa.

Sources: BET.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Wikipedia.org, Guinguinbali.com, NPR.org