Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to our new campaign "Embrancing Diversity - LGBTQ in Angola"!
We are happy to launch this program, alluding to the LGBT Pride Month celebrated in June.
The main heroes of our program are the most ordinary citizens of different ages and regions. These people will share with us how they view the LGBTQ community in the country.
Angola has decriminalized homosexuality — 133 years after the passage banning same-sex relations was included in the country's penal code when the southwest African nation was still a Portuguese colony. The so-called "vices against nature" provision in its law could send same-sex couples to prison.
Angola is a religious country, Christianity in Angola has existed since 1491. Today 80% of Angolans practice some form of Christianity. Christians have the Holy Bible as their guide to eternal life. Those Christians who oppose same-sex marriage saying it goes against the biblical conception of marriage and sexuality, they base themselves on the book of Leviticus as one of the books that speaks against homosexuality in the bible: “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. Leviticus 18:22 — The New King James Version (NKJV).
Interviews. What is the public's opinion? Agree or disagree?
Today we have two guests of completely different age, sex and opinion.
What is the opinion of this 67 year old man?
This 15-year-old girl thinks completely different
We promote equal rights for all. It doesn't matter who you are or who you love. Through our #EmbrancingDiversity program, we work for the inclusion and non-discrimination of LGBTIQ+ people in Angola.
We have zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Stay tuned, the sequel follows...