FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2010 file photo, shopkeeper Ousmane Diallo displays a photo of his son Madieye Diallo, a gay activist whose body was disinterred and desecrated hours after burial, in Thies, ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2010 file photo, shopkeeper Ousmane Diallo displays a photo of his son Madieye Diallo, a gay activist whose body was disinterred and desecrated hours after burial, in Thies, Senegal. The U.S. embassy in Abidjan made history in June 2013 by hosting a gay pride reception attended by about two dozen openly gay Ivorians. Despite the groundbreaking nature of the event, reporters were barred from attending, and the only mention of it was a short blurb on the embassy website posted the following week. The discreet handling of the event encapsulates the Obama administration's cautious promotion of gay rights in Africa, an issue that is likely to come up during his visit beginning June 26, 2013 to three African nations, two of which punish homosexuality with jail time. (AP Photo/Ricci Shryock, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ricci Shryock, File
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