A Gay Pride Parade In … Namibia?

Yup: “[Namibia’s southeastern city] Keetmanshoop’s first ever march to raise awareness of gay and lesbian rights will take place on Saturday. About 40 people are expected to take part in the event supported by Czech Republic NGO People in Need (PiN). In a press statement issued yesterday, PiN Sexual Minorities Co-ordinator Jacobus Witbooi said the march would also mark the inauguration of a new project for sexual minorities known as Ada Ma /Hao, meaning ‘Let’s Stand Together’. Witbooi said the project advocates equal rights and opportunities for gender minorities in southern Namibia. According to Witbooi, the project would focus on enhancing empowerment of marginalised sexual minorities in areas of human rights and HIV-AIDS.” Worth mentioning: The gay sex is still illegal in Namibia.