ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Angola Legalizes Gay Rights Group in National First

06/27/2018 | News 24

Angola has given legal recognition to a gay rights lobby group, sources briefed on the decision said on Wednesday, marking a major breakthrough for the closed and conservative society. The LGBT association which was founded five years ago, called Iris Angola, called the Justice Ministry’s decision an “historic moment”. “We’re turning the page for gay citizens who now have a body that is recognised by the state which gives more weight to the work of our organisation,” said Iris Angola&rquo;s Carlos Fernandes.

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