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In Africa, a Fight for Gay Rights

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In Africa, a Fight for Gay Rights

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In Africa, a Fight for Gay Rights

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Cover of "Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa" Courtesy International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission hide caption

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In Nigeria last week, 18 suspected gay men were arrested. They could face the death penalty if found guilty. And in South Africa, three gay black women were found brutally murdered.

Cary Alan Johnson, an Africa specialist at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, talks about the rise of violent crimes against gays and lesbians in Africa.

Johnson is the author of Off the Map: How HIV/AIDS Programming is Failing Same-Sex Practicing People in Africa.

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