In a country whose President has described homosexuals as “worse than pigs and dogs,” said that gays should be castrated and sodomy is a crime punishable by at least seven years in prison, it is nice to report that Zimbabwe’s annual ZimPride week survived unscathed and without any police raids.

Ezmerald Kim Kardashian was ‘crowned’ with the title Miss Jacaranda, the winner of ZimPride’s drag queen pageant. The pageant is one of the largest gay and lesbian events in Zimbabwe, and is held in a discreet and isolated farmhouse.

The Miss Jacaranda pageant is named after the purple flowered tree that blossoms annually in conjunction with ZimPride.

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