Benin Kanga Flag

Benin kanga Queer Pride flag.png
Benin kanga Queer Pride flag.png

Benin Kanga Flag


Kanga Quote translation:

“They say love is blind, but I can see mine" - Quote submitted by Susan Lewis

This is the TRTL kanga honoring Benin's Queer history.

There is a dispute around whether homosexual acts are legal or not in Benin, and despite its sexually-varied cultural past and how openly affectionate its male population are with each other, societal attitudes aren't friendly to the Queer community and there's a huge emphasis on Queer people to keep their queer lives private. In Benin, like many other countries in Africa, homosexuality is seen as an abomination by churches or as an import from the colonial influence of Europe. The Queer movement in the country is also quite young, with the first coalition - Benin Synergies Plus (BESYP) - being formed in 2010. Both BESYP and the Coalition Sida-Benin are featured in the kanga's margin pattern for the HIV/AIDS advocacy work that they do. The Hirondelle Club Benin is also featured in the kanga for its role as a more socially active LGBTQ organization in the country. The country's insistence on the Queer community to live their lives unseen and in the dark is echoed in the kanga's quote that says: "They say love is blind, but I can see mine".

This kanga is printed on polyester flag material and measures 1 by 1.5 metres.

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