He’s taking the diplomatic approach to spreading hope. Randy Berry, the newly appointed special envoy for LGBT issues, is hitting the road to visit 15 countries in the coming weeks. He’ll tour Latin America and Asia before heading to the East African country known for violent homophobia. Uganda passed strict anti-gay laws last year, and though they were eventually struck down, the U.S. was criticized for its weak response. Berry’s goals for the Ugandan trip remain unclear, but he’s braving a stopover there in July.