Reverend to host Mzansi’s first TV LGBTI show
‘I was in the Closet’ is a new TV show aimed at
addressing issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and
intersexed (LGBTI) community in South Africa, as well as creating a safe
platform for people to speak about their experiences.
The host of the show, Reverend Doctor Tebo Moema (55),
says the show was inspired by attitudes towards the LGBTI community.
“I think this negative notion is informed by different
cultures and religions and people needed a different voice to disrupt the human
thinking,” he says.
Openly homosexual and having come out to his family and
friends 20 years ago, Dr Moema says criticism is nothing new to him. “I have
been told I am the devil’s advocate, a false prophet but I am strong enough and
sober enough to understand,” he says.
Dr Moema has been a victim of discrimination and his
ministry, Dominion Life, has come under fire. “The church should be a school of
love. I found my liberty many years ago and I never backed down. This show will
bring a big change in the attitudes of people in South Africa,” he says.
Catch I was In the Closet on Mondays at 9.30pm on GauTV (DStv