South Sudan remains one of the countries in Africa where homosexuality is frowned upon. But despite this stark opposition, some homosexuals in the western world have managed to brace the odds to live the life they so wish to have.
One such person is a young man and resident of Omaha, Nebraska in the United States of America who took his Facebook followers by storm after deciding to undergo some surgeries to become South Sudan’s second, public transgender, coming after Chan, famously known as Layla Kingston.
Known in his former life as Gatnoor Paul, the transgender, who now has his gender changed from a male to female, looks so much confident in her new looks. And one thing that stands tall is her wish to get married to a white man and have kids.
Well, Gatnoor Paul who is now Angela Paul has a lot ahead of her as she would now have to break through the walls of stigma and rejection if achieving her goals and aspiration is anything to go by.
South Sudan is never anywhere close to legalizing homosexuality as the Minister of information, Mr. Micheal Makuei Lueth, has insisted that “this animalistic act” will never find its place in the country.
The strictly conventional Christian, Micheal Makuei Lueth, has been approached by various civil society groups including Amnesty International over his position but their lobbying seems not to have yielded any positive result.
So far, many homosexuals in South Sudan have been left with no choice than to stay in hiding or seek asylum in gay-friendly countries like America and others.
But for brave personalities like Mach Funti, Layla Kingston and the new bird Angela Paul in the game one may just ask the question, if indeed South Sudan could be expecting more brave transgenders to come out and reveal their sexuality.
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