Africa’s LGBTQ At A Loss After The Death Of Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Nobel peace laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu has died aged 90. Known as a long standing gay rights campaigner, Bishop Tutu once said he would never worship a homophobic God and would rather go to hell.

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” said the Bishop. A statement that shocked many.

He is considered one of the most influential African LGBTQ human rights defenders.

In a statement, Pan Africa ILGA says, “We join Human Rights Activists from Africa and the globe to mourn the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His contributions to access to justice and human rights for all without discrimination will always remain visible and inspiring. Rest well Tutu, it has been an honor”

Another one of his many brilliant quotes is, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Bishop Tutu is celebrated as one of those who fought fiercely against apartheid in South Africa.

A statement on behalf of Desmond Tutu’s family says, “Ultimately, at the age of 90, he died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town.”