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The biggest problem with *** orientation has been silence and invisibility.
Most of us are not visible. Most of us are silent.
Across Africa, across all the continents of the world, we are not known for where we are.
So the UN’s Free & Equal campaign aims not only at governments,
not only at non-governmental organizations,
not only at an often ignorant, fearful and prejudiced public,
but it also aims at people like me, gay men and others. I’m a proudly gay man.
It aims at LGBTI people in Africa and elsewhere in the world to say to them,
“Make yourselves visible, make yourselves vocal, claim your humanity,
for in claiming your humanity you are enriching your own society.