Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Being brave in Africa, that Malawian gay couple



This report was screened on Kenyan television by NTV Kenya

7 comments:

Don sid kachumbari said...

indeed the bravery and courage of Africans...

Anengiyefa said...

Happy New year Sid.

Yes, there have to be those who are brave and are willing and able to stand up for what is just and right. The jeering mob in the video seem to me like a crowd from centuries ago. We Africans are lost! I cant imagine that our ancestors would jeer at their brethren in this manner, when the only "crime" that these two men have committed is that they love each other. To love someone cannot be wrong, or can it?

Anengiyefa said...

I wonder who how many Malawians have been harmed or have suffered injury or damge as a result of this gay wedding. This uproar is just about Africans still being overly conservative, and being uncomfortable around issues of sex and sexuality. Listening to the critics, you would think their morals would stand up to scrutiny, whereas it is these same people who will rape young girls and sleep with other men's wives. What have these two men done wrong? What is wrong with a person loving another human being?

Lindsay said...

On a more positive note, there seems to me more and more stories coming out about the Queer folk. Its is quite good and could be strategically used to advance the rights of all queer folk.

Anengiyefa said...
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Anengiyefa said...

Hello Lindsay, I agree. When queer issues are in the headlines, there can be no denying that Queer folk are among us and this negates all those arguments about their sexual orientation being un African. Thanks for the comment.

CodLiverOil said...

What will happen to them? They are truly courageous, to risk so much and take such a leap in to uncertainty, with very little chance of success.

I take my hat off to them. Malawi is even relatively mild compared to the extremism of Uganda and Nigeria.

This is very touching...