A man whose same-sex “marriage” has become a symbol of the struggle for gay rights in Africa has vowed to become a martyr rather than give in to homophobia, campaigners say. Tiwonge Chimbalanga and his partner Steven Monjeza are facing a possible 14 years in prison with hard labour after becoming the first gay couple in Malawi to declare their commitment in a public ceremony.
> Video: Malawi gay couple gets 14 years (Reuters)
> Malawi gay couple who ‘married’ face harsh prison sentences (The Guardian)
> Malawian couple convicted of ‘gross indecency’ must be released (Amnesty International)