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Two Men Marry in First Traditional African Gay Wedding: VIDEO

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Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithole were married yesterday in the town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in the area's first traditional African gay wedding.

WeddingMamba Online profiled the couple in February:

The relationship has become something of a cause célèbre in KZN, with a local newspaper celebrating their upcoming nuptials as the area’s first legal gay marriage with a front page feature. Tshepo says that one of the reasons they’ve chosen to be so open is that they "hope to inspire people out there who are still struggling to come to terms with their sexuality”.

"We see no reason to hide in darkness as if there is something to be ashamed about. Our marriage is largely symbolic and a sign that black gay men can commit and build family through a happy and loving marriage,” he says.

Thoba chimes in that “This is who we are and we are just tired of people judging with no understanding. We are people and entitled to live life to the fullest”.

Watch an excellent report on the wedding from ENCA, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Dear Towleroad, save me from your followers.

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 8, 2013 2:33:05 AM


  2. JJB um, yeah. Right. Gee, uh, thanks so much for the, well, interesting remarks. You're not serious, right? About all that stuff you wrote, right? Oh? You ARE serious?

    Well, then, please sit down and shut up. Then, go back to your crypt.

    As for the newly-wedded couple, may their lives be lived in love for 1,000 X 1,000 years.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 8, 2013 3:22:43 AM


  3. @Jean-Jacques VERBIGE: Cut the sh!t, nobody reads all that crap you are posting. After the first two sentences all realize that you are a jacka$$.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 8, 2013 4:01:39 AM


  4. Sorry about the typo Jean-Jacques, I misspelled your last and very appropriate last name: VERBIAGE!

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 8, 2013 4:11:33 AM


  5. Awesome, progress :)

    I wish the happy couple the very best in marriage!

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 8, 2013 5:08:50 AM


  6. I hope one day they realise what they are doing and repent to normal people again. 100% anti-homosexuality

    Posted by: Stan Tambo | Apr 8, 2013 8:46:32 AM


  7. thanks for this.

    Posted by: steven | Apr 8, 2013 9:28:13 AM


  8. Stan Tambo, maybe one day you will gain use of 100% of your brain and repent your bigoted behavior toward other people. I doubt it, because you sure come off like a hater-loser-closet case, but maybe.

    Posted by: antb | Apr 8, 2013 11:21:47 AM


  9. Brilliant! Brilliant men!

    Posted by: lewlew | Apr 8, 2013 2:12:53 PM


  10. Note that "Jean-Jacques" states "A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman," but makes no mention of female couples. Because, in the end, this isn't about natural law or the morals of children, it's about the demons in his own head.

    Posted by: DW | Apr 8, 2013 4:10:11 PM


  11. Note that "Jean-Jacques" states "A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman," but makes no mention of female couples. Because, in the end, this isn't about natural law or the morals of children, it's about the demons in his own head.

    Posted by: DW | Apr 8, 2013 4:10:16 PM


  12. Note that "Jean-Jacques" states "A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman," but makes no mention of female couples. Because, in the end, this isn't about natural law or the morals of children, it's about the demons in his own head.

    Posted by: DW | Apr 8, 2013 4:10:23 PM


  13. Not surprisingly, "Jean-Jacques" only references "a man creating a family with another man" but makes no mention of female couples. Because, in the end, this isn't about natural law or the raising of children, it's about the oh-so-enticing demons in his own head.

    Posted by: DW | Apr 8, 2013 4:11:48 PM


  14. Not surprisingly, "Jean-Jacques" only references "a man creating a family with another man" but makes no mention of female couples. Because, in the end, this isn't about natural law or the raising of children, it's about the oh-so-enticing demons in his own head.

    Posted by: DW | Apr 8, 2013 4:12:04 PM


  15. What an abomination and soiling of the earth. Thank God I am not from this country and I pray the Almighty God that this evil never come to my land, my country, or my people to contaminate my culture. May the Lord God forbid it. This generation is wacky, filled with lust, disgust and messengers from the depths of hell. What future do we leave for the generations to come? what footprints do we leave, I bet your ancestors will turn in their graves. Abomination! I say. Doom!

    Posted by: ThisIsAbomination | May 28, 2013 5:12:37 PM


  16. THESE ARE UNDER 15 AGED BOYS ACTING A PLAY. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, AS NO MARRIAGE IS POSSIBLE IN AFRICA WITHOUT EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS. YES, MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT BETWEEN FAMILIES, WELL BEYOND JUST TWO PERSONS. THESE ACTORS WILL GROW UP, AFTER TAKING THE MONEY FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF THIS ROTTEN WEBPAGE, TO GO AND CHOOSE BEAUTIFUL BABES FOR REAL FRUITFUL (WITH CHILDREN) MARRIAGE. LONG LIVE AFRICA! LONG LIVE OUR HONOURABLE TRADITIONS.

    Posted by: Jekky | Jul 21, 2013 12:15:53 PM


  17. Wrong Wrong Wrong.... smh

    Posted by: Jeena Effoe | Aug 12, 2013 2:07:50 PM


  18. congrat,how can i get a partner to marry me? am dying to see gay couples in marriage

    Posted by: emmanuel | Sep 23, 2013 4:25:10 AM


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