ALAGIE came from a culture where homosexuals were considered the work of the devil and subject to jailing or the death penalty. As a student in the US Alagie posted 14 words in defense of gay rights. He suffered mightily as a result, but survived to become a fierce advocate for human rights.
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Originally published 7:16 p.m., March 10, 2017
Updated 7:20 p.m., March 10, 2017
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