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Mathew Lasky
Mathew Lasky, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a communications specialist currently living in Maputo, Mozambique. He’ll be traveling and documenting his journeys for six months while implementing local health communications strategies in Southern Africa. Mathew is also a founder of the weekly email newsletter,

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A Fight for Recognition: The LGBT Community's Battle in Mozambique

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:48 PM


As gay Americans make headlines fighting for their marital rights, in Mozambique, and many other countries in Africa, the battle looks different and is much quieter.

"The LGBT community is afraid," said Danilo Da Silva, Executive Director of Lambda. "They're afraid...

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Serendipity in Swaziland

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 4:52 PM

Our direction is uncertain without the reassuring blue dot on our iPhones. Leaving behind South Africa, a group of bright-eyed New Yorkers and I climb into the dense fog blanketing the border of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Stepping out of our Honda CRV, we enter the Goba border checkpoint, where...

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