In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

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In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

FILE- in this Oct. 2013 file photo, Alhaji,who fled Gambia after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay, poses for a picture in front of the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. Defending gay rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But activists in recent years stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn, file)
FILE- in this Oct. 2013 file photo, Alhaji,who fled Gambia after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay, poses for a picture in Dakar, Senegal. Defending gay rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But activists in recent years stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn, file)

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

FILE- in this Oct. 2013 file photo, Alhaji,who fled Gambia after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay, poses for a picture in front of the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. Defending gay rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But activists in recent years stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn, file)
FILE- in this Oct. 2013 file photo, Alhaji,who fled Gambia after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay, poses for a picture in Dakar, Senegal. Defending gay rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But activists in recent years stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn, file)
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