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Breaking News


Breaking my long-term blog silence (motto: don’t apologise, don’t explain) with this amazing breaking news of a traditional wedding that took place recently in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The happy couple are men and theirs is the first traditional African gay wedding in KZN.

Says Tshepo Modisane:

“We decided on a traditional wedding not only to keep in line with our customs and traditions, but we also wanted to show the people of this country that, yes – it is possible to have a traditional African gay wedding,” explains Modisane. “There is this idea that being gay is an ‘unAfrican’ phenomenon, that homosexuality is something to be ashamed of – that it is a Western thing. Thabo and I wanted to go against this notion by showing South Africans that being gay is indeed African and is very much a part of the African culture. We wanted people to know that a gay union can be accepted and celebrated by friends, family and the broader community,” he says.

Watch the wedding video here.

Author: charlotteotter

Novelist, feminist, crime writer

2 thoughts on “Breaking News

  1. How wonderful. And how courageous, given the prevailing attitude towards homosexuality in that part of the world.

    Celebrate love in all forms!

  2. Good effort by author. Thumbs up.

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