Young, beautiful, charming Cameron and Thoba, most African gay couples the trendy Johannesburg, celebrating their wedding anniversary Friday, the first ever celebrated in South Africa by African customs. As the noose tightens for many homosexuals in Africa, it is in the great African tradition and dressed for keeping skin young Zulu and Tswana married they said "yes" to life, surrounded Friends and neighbors have nothing to say about this union between men. One month after their civil wedding there just a year ago. They had 27 years. "People came to eat but mostly out of curiosity," fun Cameron, the more extroverted of the two. "I'm sure they wanted to see who is the wife of us", continues Thoba, physical rasta with long dreadlocks. A year later, the fairy tale "made in South Africa" ​​keeps its promises. The couple celebrating their wedding cotton, plans to have children with a carrier "in a few years" and that the decline in rights on the continent, he distrusts the vagaries of common life mother: "Your socks lying around "launches Thoba. The South African Constitution inherited from the era Mandela protects freedom of everyone to be married, divorced, gay or polygamous, and nothing prevents homosexuals to adopt. Their top wedding colors, hare cap for a crown in the other leopard was rare enough to attract several televisions that have made couple of celebrities. We see on TV trays, in a recent Canadian film festival Massimadi. They hailed when they race to pose with them. Even in the black townships where homosexuality remains unpopular, "has never experienced discrimination," says Cameron. "I thought about suicide Themselves live and work in Sandton, the business district of Johannesburg, light years from the deep South Africa." We wanted a traditional wedding to celebrate our Africanness + +. Some say you can not be gay and African that homosexuality is something whites, originally from the West and the blacks were not gay. So we wanted to show that it is gay and black, proud, and proud of our African culture, "says Cameron. Ultimately, it was" a party, a very happy moment, "he said smiling," we sang, danced, laughed, took pictures, to the end, with mothers, grandmothers. "Previously, families had exchanged gifts, blankets, clothes, beds. But no" lobola " the traditional dowry paid by the son to his future in-laws. "It is very rare for a black family to understand homosexuality of his son, very, very rare. Child, I was afraid at first, afraid to disappoint but in fact, they supported me, which makes me very happy and puts me at ease, "continues Cameron, whose family lives near Johannesburg. How explain this tolerance? "I'm independent, graduate, I have a job (as an auditor accountant, ed), my own apartment, so they accept my life. In addition to my mother clerk, my aunt in the administration, so somehow they are people who have studied and understand this stuff, "he said. Thoba, from near Durban (east), has also lived with relief revelation to his family of his male preferences: "I called a meeting with me. The elders came and the first thing they asked me was whether I had a girl pregnant "." I told + not + and they asked me if I was gay. I still have not told + + because I wanted to tell them myself. I cried, I was afraid they would disown me or something like that. Before my degree, I thought I was the only gay, I also thought about suicide, how my family would accept it, "he says." I finally said I felt feelings for other boys and they exclaimed that they doubted since forever. "Only his sister was a blockage, announcing that she would pray and fast for that change. was in vain." I do not know not how my grandfather died, would have taken, "adds Thoba." But my grandmother was confused. Previously, we did not talk about (…) she asked me to explain what are two boys in a room. . . I could not answer that. So I made him understand that everything she had felt for my grandfather, and although it was the same for me. "