Tiwonge and Steven were released from prison by Malawi's president on "humanitarian grounds." This is wonderful news, and although their future as gay citizens of Malawi is still uncertain, it is great cause to celebrate for them! Hopefully this is just the first step in more gains for gay rights, and human rights, in Africa.
The flag consists of three colors: Black, red, and green.
The black is symbolic of the black African people.
The red is symbolic of the blood shed in their fight for freedom.
The green is symbolic of nature.
Are Tiwonge and Steven any less black? Any less African?
Wasn't it also their freedom that was being fought for?
Who is to decide what is "natural"?
Gay Couple in Malawi Receives Maximum Sentence
Writer/Illustrator: Evan Turk - Manhattan, New York