Gay sex in Senegal is illegal, but there is the beginnings of a gay rights movement there. Unfortunately, it doesn't include gay women.
Nicholas Nixon has spent much of his career taking pictures of the dying, including a series of portraits of AIDS victims during the 1980s, when fear of the disease ran high and few people knew victims.
While AIDS was running rampant in South Africa, President Nelson Mandela did little about it. Then his son died of it. Mandela took up the cause, but not his successor.