Archbishop Desmond Tutu will receive an award in San Francisco to honour the unprecedented impact of his leadership in support of LGBT equality.

Tutu will be appearing at the Celebration of Courage International event on April 8, hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), where he will accept the award.

The South African Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly and publicly called for the acceptance of gays and lesbians, specifically in Africa and within the Anglican Church.

Most recently, Tutu signed a letter, along with 120 other religious leaders, demanding that the Ugandan government take action to end “verbal assaults and legal attacks of your government on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people.”

“If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God,” he said in an interview with the BBC last year.

The New York-based IGLHRC is an NGO that “aims to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status.”

Get the Mamba Newsletter

Latest Comments
  1. Lindsay
    Reply -
  2. Venus-Starr-King
    Reply -

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Send this to a friend