Britain apologized for its colonial-era anti-gay laws but it won’t help African LGBT communities

When British prime minister Theresa May, who’d been pushed hard by activists in her country, apologized to the citizens of Commonwealth nations last week for inflicting dreaded anti-gay laws upon them it was momentous. Historic even.

“I am all too aware that these laws were often put in place by my own country,” she told leaders at the just concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM2018) in London. “They were wrong then and they are wrong now.”

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