Roberto Millan writes:

The cartoon deals with a recent quote by archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu has called for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in an effort to reduce the transmission of HIV. The ongoing criminalisation of homosexuality in a number of African countries has been proven to undermine efforts to treat and prevent HIV among men who sleep with men.

The archbishop is patron of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, based in Cape Town, which provides treatment for HIV and carries out HIV-related research. Writing in The Lancet, he said: "In the future, the laws that criminalise so many forms of human love and commitment will look the way apartheid laws do to us now - so obviously wrong. Never let anyone make you feel inferior for being who you are. When you live the life you were meant to live, in freedom and dignity".

Roberto Millan

Roberto Millan

ROBERTO MILLAN was born in Pretoria on December 3rd 1985. He completed a BA in Information Design at the University of Pretoria and later made his way to Stellenbosch to…>

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© Roberto Millan | Sep 07, 2012

Tutu Tribute

ROBERTO's original cartoon for the September issue of The Pink Tongue was rejected by his editor, and so he replaced it with this one. See his notes about it in the sidelines column.