We are extremely honoured at LASS as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is our International Patron. Jenny Hand (Our CEO) has said
“For LASS to be supported and valued by a man of such international stature is incredible. The Archbishop’s untiring work in human rights, particularly in Southern Africa, and in the field of HIV/AIDS, together with his extraordinary ability to reach across communities, inspired LASS to approach him. His patronage reflects the diverse range of communities LASS works with and gives us a new sense of purpose and energy. We could not have asked for a better way to mark the launch of our 25th Anniversary Year and embolden our service users, staff and volunteers as we face the challenges that lie ahead.”
In the news recently is the marriage of Reverend Mpho Tutu and Professor Marceline Furth. They married in a private civil ceremony in Amsterdam where van Furth works as a professor of paediatric infectious diseases at Vrije University. the Netherlands.
In a statement, they say the couple will have a wedding ceremony in Cape Town in May this year.
Archbishop Tutu, very well known for his opposition to apartheid, has been a long-standing supporter of LGBT rights in Africa. He previously described homophobia as a “crime against humanity”, and in 2007, he told BBC Radio 4: “If God, as they say, is homophobic, I wouldn’t worship that God.”
And of course we agree!