The US Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to legalise same-sex marriage across the United States has surprisingly gone down well with some Gambians.
Muhammed Sonko, who lives in Canada, was among the Gambians that took to Facebook to express their joy over America’s decision to legalise same sex marriage.
The gay activist uploaded a profile photo of himself with a rainbow filter using the ‘Celebrate Pride’ tool created by Facebook for users to show their support of marriage equality.
According to Muhammed, love is the answer.
Muhammed is the first in Brikama to be out publicly as a gay. He said he would not keep quiet about homosexuality.
At a recent gathering in Canada for gay refugees, he said: “If I can change one kid’s life…who felt the things I was feeling, if I can make them feel comfortable in their own skin, then I will not shut up. Because to me, being comfortable in your own skin and being proud of [being] gay man is where it all starts.”
Homosexuality is illegal in The Gambia. Majority of Gambians believe that it is an abomination and shouldn’t be accepted in the country.