Brett Davidson
Regional lobby group, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), has drafted an equal rights manifesto in conversation with civil society, cultural and religious leaders from around the continent. It presents the arguments for why equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are a crucial element of African culture and Christian philosophy, in addition to being a public health and human rights imperative.

The manifesto goes into detail on four aspects  of homophobia in Africa:  African Culture, Christianity, Public Health, and Human Rights.

ARASA is calling for comments on the document by the 14th of October, after which they will invite individuals and organizations to endorse it and make use of it to begin changing attitudes and policies. Go check it out.

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