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Photographer Spends a Year Documenting LGBT Weddings in South Africa

With so many sad stories of hate and oppression on the continent of Africa, I was thrilled to discover this awesome story …

Ziningi & Delisile Ndlela

Ziningi & Delisile Ndlela

“… Photographer Zanele Muholi spent 2013 documenting weddings and funerals in the LGBT community of South Africa – juxtaposing emotional events that often go hand in hand.” Pictured are Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela’s wedding, which took place June 15, 2013 in Durban, South Africa.

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Zamara Perri

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She loves black love and loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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    Sharone Brown

    I am absolutely moved to tears!! I would have never imagined that there were Openly gay members of the LGBT community in of all places …Africa. I have read all the horror stories and to see Black gay love in full color is touching, amazing and powerful!I can not imagine the pressure they endure! I am extremely proud and wish my African LGBT family continued love, happiness and safety. Thank you for this article. I wanted to share this story, but did not see that as an option! Thank you again!

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      Love Lab Editor

      Me too Sharone! I was actually really surprised to learn about Zanele’s work! While gay marriage is legal in South Africa, the only country on the African continent where it is legal, the LGBT community still struggles with regular discrimination.

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