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Siya Khumalo | But do you have to know God to be gay?

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The gay flag is carried though the streets of Manhattan, New York, during a Gay Pride parade. The first parade was held one year after the Stonewall Inn uprising, and was known then as the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, named after the street on which Stonewall Inn is located.PHOTO: Getty images
The gay flag is carried though the streets of Manhattan, New York, during a Gay Pride parade. The first parade was held one year after the Stonewall Inn uprising, and was known then as the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, named after the street on which Stonewall Inn is located.PHOTO: Getty images

This SA Pride Month, Coming Out Day (and post the Methodist Church's resolution on LGBTI rights) Siya Khumalo tackles the question, "Why won't the human rights discourse be won in a secular arena? "

A Physics PhD who read my book, You Have To Be Gay To Know God, recently asked why I felt the need to challenge religion-based homophobia. He asked why not stick to sociopolitical commentary in the defence of progressive secular legislation, and let that push back against homophobia?  

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