ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Swaziland’s First Pride Parade Will Test Just How Accepting The Country Really Is

06/30/2018 | BuzzFeed

When Musa Dlamini was asked if he planned to dress up at Swaziland’s first ever LGBT Pride parade taking place Saturday, he responded without missing a beat. “I’ll be wearing white shorts, but they are very short, and my red sneakers with a vest that will show my muscles,” the 31-year-old told BuzzFeed News with a laugh during a phone call from Mbabane, the capital of the small Southern African country. It’s an outfit that Dlamini, a logistics manager at a local family planning NGO, hasn’t always felt free wearing in a country he says isn’t the most welcoming to gay men. “Here, you live two lives,” said Dlamini, who came out in 2009. “When you are going into the community, you have to present yourself the way they want you to be.”


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