Namibia: Equality parade held in Swakopmund

ABOUT 120 lesbians, gays and other groups on Saturday participated in the second parade for the year under the theme, 'WeAreOne' at Swakopmund.

The march aims to celebrate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people in Namibia. It is organised by Out-Right Namibia, Voice of Hope Trust, Man Power Community and other associated human rights organisations.

Speaking to Nampa today, Out-Right advocacy and communications officer Johannes Hangula said the first march took place in Windhoek in July. He said this is an ongoing campaign aimed at raising awareness on the plight of LGBTIQ community, as well as reducing stigma and discrimination against them.

“We celebrated the lived experience of LGBTIQ persons and aim to challenge bothering processes to emphasise humanity above sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.”

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