Reverend Mpho Tutu-van Furth, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has denounced the persistence of prejudice against homosexuals in Africa despite laws in place in a few countries. “The reality is that in large parts of Africa homophobic laws are tolerated and even where laws and the rights of LGBTI are protected, this protection exists only on paper, not in reality,” Tutu-van Furth, told AFP on Tuesday. She was forced to abandon her priesthood in May this year after marrying Marceline van Furth, a teacher based in Amsterdam. Giving up the priesthood meant she lost the license to give communion and bless marriages, baptisms or funerals.
August 23 / Africa News