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Oppression of Gays Is ‘New Apartheid’ – Archbishop Desmond Tutu Voices Concern

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who fought racial discrimination in South Africa, says the oppression of gay people around the world is the “new Apartheid.”

The globally respected social rights activist, and retired Anglican bishop, rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Tutu’s admirers see him as a man who since the demise of apartheid has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.