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Is South Africa really a beacon of LGBTQ+ rights? | DW News

It’s been exactly a quarter of a century since Nelson Mandela signed South Africa’s new constitution and made the rainbow nation into a beacon on the continent when it comes to LGBT rights. The document forbids discrimination on grounds of sexual identity. And so far, South Africa is the only African nation to allow same-sex marriage. All this means one thing for LGBT people in the region: hope.
But: there is also anti-LGBT violence in the rainbow nation: a survey by South African rights group “Out” revealed that half of black respondents knew someone who had been killed because of Ngutjinazo reports from Cape Town.


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