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US Envoy Sees 'Seeds of Hope' for Gay Rights in Africa

Southern Africa is moving toward greater acceptance of sexual and gender minorities, though there is still a long way to go, the United States' first special envoy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people said Wednesday. Randy Berry, an openly gay senior U.S. diplomat, was speaking at the end of a 10-day visit to Malawi, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, one year after his appointment. "I believe in all of these countries, there are seeds of hope,"...

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