HT: Edwin Cameron 30 Jan 12 Jan. 30, 2012

from HARDtalk·

Living openly as a gay man in socially conservative Africa is hard enough; but Edwin Cameron, went even further. He was the first public official in South Africa to reveal his HIV positive status. Nelson Mandela appointed him a judge and he now serves on South Africa's Constitutional Court. With high levels of homophobia on the continent why are gay activists like him losing the argument?



Living openly as a gay man in socially conservative Africa is hard enough; but Edwin Cameron, went even further. He was the first public official in South Africa to reveal his HIV positive status. Nelson Mandela appointed him a judge and he now serves on South Africa's Constitutional Court. With high levels of homophobia on the continent why are gay activists like him losing the argument?