Steven Monjenza

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Out of Jail, Gay Malawi Couple Breaks Up

One dates a woman, says he wants 'to live a normal life'

(Newser) - Despite the eventual pardon , Malawi’s anti-gay laws “worked” on one half of the gay couple who was recently jailed : Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga separated, and Monjeza is now seeing a woman. “I have had enough,” he says. “I was forced into the whole drama... More »

Gay Couple Jailed for Malawi 'Wedding'

Under old sodomy laws, they could face 14 years in prison

(Newser) - A gay couple in Malawi faces up to 14 years in prison for proclaiming their love for each other in a traditional engagement ceremony. Steven Monjenza 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were rounded up by police and charged under colonial-era sodomy laws after word of their engagement hit the press.... More »

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