I am heartbroken for the families and friends of the women and girls murdered, depressed at the fate of employees and owners of businesses ruined by xenophobic looting and violence. But sorrow is not enough.
How did we get here? I was born in South Africa and I am gay. In this, the land of my birth, I am a minority within a minority. And I am grateful for that, because it is much safer and easier to be white and gay in South Africa than to be a black man from another African country, or worse, a black South African woman.
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