Elton John Announces $10 Million Fund for African LGBT Population - Ultimate Classic Rock


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Saying he understands the extreme limitations he faces when it comes to effecting political change, Elton John has introduced a $10 million fund lending medical and authorized help to the African LGBT group.

The Guardian studies that John, talking from the Worldwide AIDS Convention in Durban, South Africa, yesterday, informed the assembled he’d earmarked funds from his AIDS Basis to assist help the trigger.

“I do know that sure governments in Africa won't reply to somebody like me telling them ‘You must do that, you must do this’,” stated John. “I rely for nothing so far as that goes. What I can do is be sure that people who find themselves LGBT – if their clinics are closed down as a result of they're LGBT – we may give them drugs. If they're arrested, we'll get them authorized help.”

Acknowledging the frustration and worry skilled by these dwelling underneath regressive regimes, John provided the attitude of somebody who’s fought for acceptance — and assurances that though it won't occur in a single day, change will come.

“We'll assist them on the bottom,” he added. “With these nations typically, who is aware of, it'd take 50 years, however I assure it can change. You may need to battle on your personal life however it is going to be value it as a result of in the long run, you'll win. Within the ’60s in England you have been prosecuted for being gay. Most individuals who might afford it went to north Africa to have intercourse or have been arrested in public bogs. Now I may be married to my associate. Issues can change.”

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