Gays strike back through a book

LEGABIBO members at the Court of Appeal
LEGABIBO members at the Court of Appeal

The Lesbians, Gays and Bisexual of Botswana (LEGABIBO) has published a compilation of LGBTI stories from across Botswana entitled Dipolelo Tsa Rona (Our Stories), a book which is expected to bring the nation into the world of LGBTI groups.

The book, which will be launched this Friday, is made up of stories of LGBTI struggles in Botswana as well as love, joy, despair, tenacity and hope. In an environment perceived to be still hostile to these groups, LEGABIBO is hopeful that these stories will augment their efforts to fight for their liberation, recognition and respect for their rights.

A recently released Afro Barometer report estimates that at least 43% of Batswana are not opposed to homosexuals, ranking the country among the most tolerant on the continent. LEGABIBO says they are still hopeful of a tolerant nation that does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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