South Africa is among the few African countries that has been more tolerant of the LGBTQI minority and less defiant. The number of persons coming out in the country has risen dramatically. Celebrities in the country have a history of being open about their sexuality and how well they describe it. These are the LGBT actors of South Africa, in case you didn't know they existed.
1. Armand Aucamp.
Besides being well-known for his work in the performing arts, he recently came out to share his mind on his sexuality. He revealed himself to his friend and award-winning writer, saying: "I couldn't stand in my own shoes for the first 24 years of my life. I had something on my person that I couldn't even call myself. I'm a gay man."
Before releasing the surprise, he published an Instagram post with a caption that was almost identical to an important affirmation he was about to make. Several celebrities openly came out to support him for taking a position after the interview in which he stated that he is gay. He's been active on social media since then, uploading photos of himself and his lover.
2. Somizi Mhlongo.
Somizi Mhlongo is well-known for being one of the Idols SA judges. Somganga is one of the most outspoken celebrities who came out to prove their sexuality at a period when homophobia was at an all-time high. For publicly being a gay actor, he has weathered the test of time. Currently, he works as a gay presenter, socialite, and choreographer. The majority of people associate him with his distinct sense of style. He's also known for being one of the most well-known LGBTQ celebrities.
In 2018, he startled the industry when he announced his engagement to Mohale Motaung, the love of his life. They became the country's first same-sex couple and are now on the list of South Africa's hottest celebrities.
3. Thulasizwe “Lasizwe” Dambuza.
He is one of the few TV personalities that rose to prominence at such a young age. Thula is famous for being a member of the teen sensation. The 19-year-old has been the center of attention due to his early media career.
Aside from his work being the center of attention, he has also made news for being one of the country's hottest gay men. He came out to tell that he has a Marcus as a lover. As if that weren't enough, he recently admitted that he has several lovers and that Marcus is fine with it.
Nakhane is just another celebrity who came out to clarify his or her queer sexuality at a period when homophobia was at an all-time high. He made waves in the music industry when he launched his debut album in 2013, which went on to win him a SAMA award. The latter's album served as a platform for him to discuss his sexuality. The artist teamed with transgender singer Anohni on his most recent hit.
Besides music, the latter is a proud supporter of a public awareness campaign about sexual health, particularly for gays. It also advocates for equal rights for gays and lesbians.
It goes without saying that South Africans are gradually coming to terms with their sexuality and are no longer hiding it. The gays actors who have come out have inspired other celebrities to express their minds about their sexuality.
Source: https://briefly.co.za/33614-list-openly-bisexual-lesbian-transgender-gay-actors-actresses-celebrities-south-africa.html | Google.com
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