It is still a taboo topic but homosexuality is gaining grounds in Africa where most countries are highly intolerant of homosexuality and have high-security risks for same-sex couples.
South Africa is the only country on the continent where same-sex marriage is allowed. Besides Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Mozambique and Rwanda where it is legal without guaranteed protections, homosexuality is illegal in the rest of Africa.
Despite the risks, some African homosexual couples are trending on Twitter using the hashtag #FineQueerCouples. Most of the LGBTI couples are from South Africa and are posting pictures of themselves with intimate captions expressing their love for their partners.
The hashtag has turned into a movement for some LGBTI rights activists who want homosexuality to be legalized in Africa.
Awww the #FineQueerCouples hashtag is so cute love seeing african lgbt couples ❤
— Stef (@FLOTUK) May 8, 2018
Browse through #FineQueerCouples if you want to cleanse your soul and brighten your day ?️??
— alex ? (@alxjasper) May 8, 2018
However, those opposing the legalisation of homosexuality were quick to condemn and express their displeasure with the hashtag in the midst of the excitement.
— Ms.PRESHIEY (@ediye_owo) May 8, 2018
— Nangamso (@GwebityalaN) May 8, 2018
— WeirdGirl (@Straitoc) May 7, 2018
#FineQueerCouples SA what’s this shit
— Amos_Guy (@Amosegesa) May 7, 2018
You guys make heterosexual relationships look so fugly ??? all this love and beauty I’m stressed #FineQueerCouples
— Malerato_Molebatsi (@Maleratom_1) May 7, 2018
#FineQueerCouples I have this huge disgust whenever I see Gay Couples ?…those couples,they don’t move me at all!
— OngeziweMk (@OngieMk) May 7, 2018
Yall will hate me for this.?♂️ but #FineQueerCouples is a bunch of pussy deprived men and dick deprived women..?♂️ all crap aside tho, the ladies on that tag are hot? threesome vibes????? pic.twitter.com/Un23irrSdg
— Man’s Not Chester (@PuppetChester) May 7, 2018
It is evident that sexual attraction or relationship between members of the same sex or gender is evolving from being a hidden practice to a symbol of pride.
Here are some posts by same-sex couples on Twitter:
— KabeloWaka (@kabeloWaka2) May 7, 2018
— Gomza ? (@G_MJGomo) May 7, 2018
— Dark chocolate ? (@ZSozoyi) May 7, 2018
#FineQueerCouples @BiiiinoX I found you and now I know what love exactly is. Unconditional. Selfless. Compromise. Passionate. Thank you for choosing me. Like mxm… You arrived right on time. Delivered by the Universe. pic.twitter.com/OY0UI7dq5q
— Thato Ya Modimo (@WillSheIs) May 7, 2018
— FineApple?? (@Linah_maps) May 7, 2018
— SC: lilmotor94 (@perfection_75) May 7, 2018
— Brian Lebogang Maaga (@maagarash) May 7, 2018
— tarirowekwashumba (@tarirokashumba) May 8, 2018
— Boity Mokoena (@Boitykwena) May 8, 2018
— Mthembu. Qhudeni. Mvelase. (@Zukolate) May 7, 2018