In August, President Obama will host the first-ever U.S.- Africa Summit. The theme, “Investing in the Next Generation,” raises the hope that the next generation of LGBT Africans will have an equal opportunity to participate, as equal citizens, in the future of the continent.
To promote an LGBT perspective, the Council wrote to President Obama to ask that the official program include LGBT individuals, organizations and experiences to enrich both the Summit and the generational advance to which it aspires. The letter also highlights opportunities to make the business case for inclusion during business and trade forums at the Summit.
See a copy of the letter here.