The fight for LGBTQ rights has been slowly progressing throughout the African continent. South Africa legalized same-sex marriage in 2006. Durban, South Africa, hosted its 9th Pride Parade on June 29, according to The Hawk Newspaper.
“In African societies, we are always told that gay people don’t exist,” Pride parade marshall Aeda Petse said. “When people see a long queue of gay people, some white, some black, whatever the case might be, [it proves] we exist within all communities of South Africa.”
Even though same-sex marriage is on the law books, the country still has a long way to go.