In historic shift, Botswana declares homosexuality is not a crime

In historic shift, Botswana declares homosexuality is not a crimeWhen Letsweletse Motshidiemang was growing up in a village in northern Botswana, there wasn’t exactly a name for what he was. Certainly no one ever used words like gay, or queer, or LGBTQ. In fact, no one called him much of anything at all. And in that silence, he says, was a quiet acceptance. “People knew I was different, but I was surrounded by people who loved me,” he says. “I was never taught to hate myself.”

June 11, 2019
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