Driven by hormones?

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HARARE – The young man begs to be identified only as Tanaka Tarambwa — a name he is confident no other man has because society has “largely labelled homosexuals as outcasts who do not deserve a place in society.”

BYRON MUTINGWENDE

According to Wikipedia, homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behaviour between members of the same sex or gender. As an orientation, homosexuality refers to “an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectionate, or romantic attractions” primarily or exclusively to people of the same sex. “It also refers to an individual’s sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions, behaviours expressing them, and membership in a community of others who share them.”

“From my early days in crèche, I identified myself with girls despite the fact that I was born a boy. I just had a feeling of attraction to girls and developed a resentment for boys,” said Tanaka.

Tanaka said he has got a twin sister with whom he was very close both at home and at school until the time they both turned sixteen.

“Naturally for my twin sister, she developed love for boys during adolescent stage and began to avoid me. She began to write love letters to boys and naturally had her monthly cycles — a development I found awkward and queer. From that time, my mother restricted me from entering my sister’s bedroom. That heralded the end of our close relationship,” Tanaka said.

Tanaka believes he has some hormones in him that make him identify and socialise with women better than he does with men.
“I love to plait my hair, put on some lipstick and paint my nails.

My friends are girls in the neighbourhood. I was not born a hermaphrodite as some people would like to believe. Like other normal boys, I sometimes have wet dreams and my voice is deep since adolescence. One thing is different though. I love to have sex with other boys because I feel I am a woman,” Tanaka said.

He revealed that he even buys prohibited tablets like Appetito on the market in order to enlarge his buttocks.

“A woman must be attractive. Men love curvaceous backs and I also need the same to attract them to me. I have gone on to use other serious appetising drugs with the hope of growing my butt so I can please my men during sex,” he said.

Tanaka also confided to this reporter that he had difficult moments at school because at one time he wrote a love letter to a fellow boy who was muscular and handsome.

“Unfortunately, the boy took the letter straight to the headmaster. The entire staff was shocked and so were the other pupils. My mother was called to the school and I was given marching orders from that conservative Catholic school,” Tanaka said, adding that he had to finish his secondary education at one of the private colleges in Harare and the incident had left his only parent distraught and hopeless about his future.

Although Tanaka did well academically, his mother has vowed never to send him to college or university for professional advancement. “I think I have offended the gods for them to give me such an outcast for a child. I spend many sleepless nights crying about this boy because he has made it a point for everyone to know he is gay. This is despite the fact that I am a leader of the women’s guild at church,” Tanaka’s mother said, sobbing.

Tanaka dispelled the myths and prejudices doing the rounds in Harare that he chose to be gay and must be a member of the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe which is believed to be financially sound in order to enrich himself.

“I am gay out of a personal choice and I don’t belong to any sexual pressure group like Galz. I have heard that Galz members are rich from money donated to them by other homosexuals from around the globe, but I am my own man. I realise my own money through selling fast food at my own canteen,” Tanaka said.

Sexuality, reproductive health, HIV and Aids consultant Dr Caroline Maposhere, in an interview with NewsDay said she believes that there is need to educate society more on sexual orientation in order to avoid confrontation in cases where people differ on the subject.
“Stigma and discrimination arising from one’s sexual orientation can only be dealt with if more effort is given on educating people on sexual reproductive health and rights and the need to protect these rights and fight the stereotypes thereof,” Maposhere said.

Media practitioner and social commentator Farai Gwenhure urged gays and lesbians to abide by the constitution and avoid direct confrontation with authorities when it comes to exercising their rights.

“In a highly religious nation like ours where the majority of people is Christian, homosexuals are better off doing their activities underground. My view is that no one should persecute them, but rather they should be left to face the wrath of God. It is also good for them to conduct themselves in a manner that is not contrary to the laws, our Constitution is clear on that,” Gwenhure said.

Section 4.78 of the constitution reads: “Persons of the same sex are prohibited from marrying each other.” This means that it is a criminal offence to engage in same sex relationships. Thus, although Galz members argue that the constitution gives the right to freedom of association, there is a general view that the same right is rendered ineffective by the above section hence they are in a dilemma and are more prone to arrests.

27 COMMENTS

  1. homosexuals are worse than pigs and dogs. Have u ever seen a male dog intimating with another male dog? God have mercy. Zvinotosemesa

    • Im sad at how ppl are quick to jugde and condemn! You dont have the right and if this boy feels this way let him be!!!! Dont speak on behalf of God. Shame on yall

  2. You will burn in Hell if you dont change Tanaka. You need you gay demon exocised. Thats a demon that makes you feel like a girl in you. You are a boy man. Leave girl’s job to girls. Face the world as a man COWARD

  3. Even if the constitution might allow but God will always forbid homosexuality.They must fear God not the constitution.As a society,our concern is to teach those gays and lesbians that Jesus Christ is lord and is coming to judge the evil.

  4. That demonic feeling can be beaten out of homosexually we better stone them to death rather than to build a Sodom of Gomora nation.I a gree with president ot the republic His excellance Cde Robert ‘My Hero’ Gabriel Gushugo wen he said They Ara Worse Than Dogs and Pigs

  5. PLEASE!! The writer of this article needs to understand that this person is TRANSGENDER and NOT Homosexual. You spent your time on Wikipedia doing the wrong research.

  6. haa hatitombosekerere zvakapusa izvozvo.hw can u thnk u ar a gal iwe uchiziva kuty uri mkomana??tikakubata hatiende newe kumapurisa,we will show u wat Zimbabweans really ar towards dogs!!uchato forcer innocent guys into sex…anoda yo feace-ladden anus ndiani?stupid!!!!

  7. What of the other sins we commit everyday? is homosexuality in the ten commandments? All you thieves and liers will meet the gay man in hell. Ye who has never sinned cast the first stone.

  8. let’s pray for deliverance for our nation from this promotion of gay rights in our God fearing country. by publishing this article Mr editor you are advocating for us to tolerate the intolerable. They are also people who say I was born to like sex with kids, some with animals , should we embrace them as well? food for thought, there is never any justification Mr editor . exorcise the demon in you.

  9. amazing thng is this guy knws it was natural for his sister to be attracted to boys. He knws e diffrence btwn him n his sister in that he saw e biological differences in them. Both physical n hormonal when his sister started having periods n he ddn’t. Yet he still insists he is female… My brother what u doing is unnatural and the wise thing is to seek God’s help thru Jesus Christ. God loves u lyk he does all of us sinners and he extends his loving arms to u also.

  10. a sad story indeed. it is true that this case may be because the hormornal level is more feminine and unfortunately society just condemns. i think this guy needs more help.

  11. I have no kind words for homosexuals. I wish Mosaic Laws were still in force. Soddom and Gomorrah were destroyed primarily for the sin of homosexuality. I agree with the ZANU PF president who described them as being worse than dogs and pigs.

  12. According to the Holy scriptures being a homosexual or effeminate ( man acting like woman ) is an abomination and such individuals will never see the kingdom of heaven. Zimbabwe as a christian nation needs to remain resolute in its stance against these demonic activities to ensure a better future for our children.

  13. Pliz people of Zimbabwe we must never ever accept this homosexuality issue God destroyed Sodom and Gomora because of it. Thieves were there, but the way it is written shows that God hates it more than stealing for when one gets into it the chances of repenting are slim. After all all other sins have not be accepted in Zimbabwe see Gumbura is being prosecuted Cashbert Dube has been retired. These guys are worse than thieves because they are fighting to have it legalised this will bring a curse on our nation. The people with this condition need to know that they are sick and need help. Read Romans 1 vs 18 to 32. Verse 28 says they have a depraved mind, to do what not ought to be done.

    Please Zimbabwe lets not embrace this evil way of life for verse 30 states its some done by people who are slanderers, God haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; theydisobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless and ruthless.

  14. Pliz people of Zimbabwe we must never ever accept this homosexuality issue God destroyed Sodom and Gomora because of it. Thieves were there, but the way it is written shows that God hates it more than stealing for when one gets into it the chances of repenting are slim. After all all other sins have not be accepted in Zimbabwe see Gumbura is being prosecuted Cashbert Dube has been retired. These guys are worse than thieves because they are fighting to have it legalised this will bring a curse on our nation. The people with this condition need to know that they are sick and need help. Read Romans 1 vs 18 to 32. Verse 28 says they have a depraved mind, to do what not ought to be done.

    Please Zimbabwe lets not embrace this evil way of life for verse 30 states its some done by people who are slanderers, God haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless and ruthless.

  15. to hell with you mina,God hates homosexuality.i advise all of you who sympathize with this condition to leave this country for SA or elsewhere where this is encouraged.

  16. so wat happens to your sex organ wen u a having sex wth another man do you reproduce ,inotomirawo here , mi l dnt get it

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