Friday, May 14, 2010
Malawi Prisoners Update
Two men on trial on charges of homosexuality in Malawi, Steven Monjeza 26 and Tiwonge Chimbalanga 20, have issued a defiant message from their prison cell, affirming their love for each other and thanking their supporters in Malawi and worldwide.
Tiwonge said: "I love Steven so much. If people or the world cannot give me the chance and freedom to continue living with him as my lover, then I am better off to die here in prison. Freedom without him is useless and meaningless."
"We have come a long way and even if our family relatives are not happy, I will not and never stop loving Tiwonge," said Steven.
The two men's messages were relayed from inside Chichiri Prison in Blantyre, Malawi, to Peter Tatchell of the LGBT human rights group OutRage! in London, England. The full article is available at: http://blackstarnews.com - type in Malawi in the search field on the home page.
Also in Africa, we have been following the antics of elected officials and religious wing nuts who continue the crusade to criminalize homosexuality. “The law should provide that all the parties that promote homosexuality should be liable to have committed an offence, We have a one life time opportunity to close the door to homosexuality in Uganda and if we don’t use it now it will be impossible in future. We pray that they (ministers) will remain firm and put Ugandans’ interests first not foreign pressure.”