- A Twitter user has taken to the app to share pictures of a same-sex wedding that he officiated
- The colourful event took place at Wits University in Johannesburg
- His post received thousands of reactions from tweeps who thought the young couple looked beautiful
A local man has taken to Twitter to share stunning pictures of himself officiating a same-sex wedding. @Khayamhleli shared the pictures along with a beautiful and inspirational message about pride.
"A year ago today I officiated the Wits queer wedding. We are here free to be who we are. To love who we choose ️. Happy pride always," he wrote.
The wonderful images received 2 000 likes and over 300 comments from tweeps who thought both the pictures - and the message that came with it - were beautiful. See the post below.
While many simply shared their favourite gifs and memes, others shared their thoughts on the beautiful union and how far pride has managed to evolve. Read some of those comments below.
"A beautiful revolutionary moment."
"It was so beautiful."
@Uphilegama shared this meme:
In other Briefly.co.za news, Jack and his wife, Gerry Eccles, have been married for 70 years. They recently celebrated the momentous occasion surrounded by their large family.
Besides nine children, 20 grand-children and 24 great-grand children, the pair also had a cake and a picture of the two of them the day they first decided to say "I do" to celebrate the amazing milestone.
All of this took place via a Zoom meeting on a phone held up by the couple's daughter by a window outside the Hillcrest Convalescent Center, a nursing home which is currently under lockdown due to Covid-19.
The centre, where Gerry lives shut down on March 12 and stopped allowing visitors. 93-year-old Jack didn't let that get in the way of seeing his bride. The very next day Jack packed up his things and rented a room at the nursing home. “We’re married,” he explained. “I want to be with her. She took care of me for 70 years, and now it’s my turn.”
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