From colonialism to ‘kill the gays’: The surprisingly recent roots of homophobia in Africa – Max Fisher

When President Obama praised the Supreme Court’s decision this week to overturn a law that had forbidden the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, he just happened to be in Senegal, standing alongside the country’s president. Naturally, reporters at the event asked Senegalese President Mackey Sall whether he might improve gay rights as well, albeit from a very different starting point, by rolling back his … Continue reading From colonialism to ‘kill the gays’: The surprisingly recent roots of homophobia in Africa – Max Fisher