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Kelsie Baxter is a senior majoring in Geography (concentration in Global Studies) with a minor in International Studies. “Choosing to concentrate my research on homosexuality in Zimbabwe arose when I was surprised to hear about the unjust human rights violations and attacks against the homosexual community in this day-in-age. While here in America, we can love deeply and freely, there are still many places around the world where same-sex love is punished through means of torment and unbearable violence. While I as one person cannot alone change what is happening to those living in Zimbabwe, I could at least attempt to understand who the ones against homosexuals are and why the violence is aimed at homosexuals. Once those questions are answered, maybe then there could reach a solution for peace and understanding. In the future, I hope to be able to use this experience and knowledge gained in order to help others live freely and openly, without fear of judgement and harm. We must love each other, for each other is all we have.”

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