Lasizwe stands with Zimbabwe but receives homophobic slurs in return

Lasizwe Dambuza. Picture: Twitter / lasizwe

Lasizwe has been very open about his sexuality and has been praised for helping change the narrative about the LGBTQI+ community. 

Media personality Lasizwe was just adding his voice on the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter movement showing his solidarity for the plight of Zimbabweans, for this support he instead received some homophobic comments in return.

Tweeting that he stands with the people of Zimbabwe, the shocking comments that filled his timeline took some by surprise.

One person replied: “Unfortunately we don’t stand with gays.”

Another commented: “No gays please… we are Christians.”

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Lasizwe said the homophobic tweets he was receiving was heartbreaking: “The homophobia I am currently experiencing from my fellow African brothers and sisters is heartbreaking! We still have a long way to go for the LGBTQI+ community to be free in Africa!”

Lasizwe has never shied away from his sexuality, has been praised for helping change the narrative about the LGBTQI+ community and importantly having some representation in mainstream media.

Many people rallied behind Lasizwe.


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