[Image: Photo from a pride march in Mexico with many people. In the foreground is a woman holding up a rainbow sign that reads, “Iglesia y estado criminal contra la diversidad sexual”]
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Gay Pride Events in Uganda
“The importance of this Pride event cannot be understated. The fact that these brave activists could pull this off in this milieu of persecution is a great victory for the community. Visibility like this notes the ongoing legacy of late activist David Kato, it defies the export of American Evangelical hate, and it helps ensure defeat of the Bahati Bill. It shows leadership for all of Africa, and above all it shows that the LGBT people of Uganda simply refuse to give up their right to exist and to live their natural born sexual orientation.”
you can read the full article here
Their bravery is inspirational.
I saw this story either this morning or last night. They inspire me to be more brave.
[Image: Photo of a procession of people at a pride event, many holding signs and rainbow flags. One sign reads, “I’m a proud lesbian and a young women of S.A. so Y? hate!!! God loves me,” and another, “I’m a proudly South African Lesbian nothing can change that!!!”]
Soweto Pride Sept 2011 86 (by Lauren Barkume)