Star Observer: ‘We can never dream of taking LGBT issues to a referendum’

‘We can never dream of taking LGBT issues to a referendum’ was published in Star Observer on 27 July 2016.

When Zimbabwean activist and public health expert Humphrey Ndondo saw The Normal Heart for the first time earlier this year, the film’s imagery appeared all too familiar.

The film, based on Larry Kramer’s 1985 play of the same name, follows the lives of gay men living through the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in early-1980s New York. The community’s cries for help in the face of the deaths of friends and lovers are met with indifference from the government.

For Ndondo, early-1980s New York could have been the Zimbabwe of his present.

“My goodness,” he said, reflecting on the film, “this is us today.”

Read the full article in Star Observer.

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