Saturday, July 23, 2016

Elton John for a worthy cause

Elton John pledges millions to support LGBT people in Africa

This singer joining other folks to fight the right sort of peaceful culture war could not mark a greater contrast with the vigorous anti-LGBT agenda of American Evangelical missionaries in Africa, implicated in the growth of an ever more vicious climate of legal and societal persecution.

Meanwhile, Africa persists in traditional ways that are overwhelming the population with HIV.

Swaziland turns to anti-retrovirals as safe sex message falls flat

And it looks like the situation is actually getting worse, globally.

HIV/Aids resurgence in Africa feared as Durban hosts conference

HIV infecting 2m more people every year, warns UN

Nearly two million people have been newly infected with HIV every year for the last five years, says UNAids, one week before the International Aids Conference in Durban. 

If that continues, it will be impossible to meet the UN goal of eradicating Aids by 2030.

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