Of course, disclosing their true identity would be risky so the women present themselves as a women’s empowerment group under a different name, which I have named The Association.
It currently has more than 100 highly invisible members across the country.
In 1998 it started by friends as an informal social group and by 1999 most of the women were interested in forming an organization with a higher purpose.
Not everyone liked the idea but the time felt right for the country to have an identified LGBT association.
That way you can accept second helpings later, a sign of gratitude.
While excessive PDA is considered nauseating by some of us in the West, it’s plain taboo in Tanzania.
In Tanzania it will be assumed that your left hand has been used for ‘toilet duties’.