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. Hangula stated that the event also gave them a chance to celebrate Human Rights Day which is observed on 10 December across the globe.
December 11 / The Namibian