Zimbabwe: Activists Push for LGBT Rights

Written by scott on April 20th, 2013

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Gay rights campaigners are pushing for LGBT rights on the 33rd anniversary of independence. Pink News reports:

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) said in a statement: “We remain on course in our quest to achieving equality for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.” The group added: “We are concerned that the state continues to vilify our kind and actively violates and harasses our kin. As a result our community lives in fear of violence and abuse because they have witnessed abuse or encountered violent homophobic slurs. The law facilitates harassment of LGBTI individuals because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.”

A little bit of light on a continent that’s almost uniformly anti-gay (with the shining exception of South Africa, which still has its own issues with LGBT rights).

 

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