What a powerful image. Echoing the courage of the Unknown Protester of Tiananmen Square, a 12-year-old boy from Guanajuato, Mexico was photographed in the middle of the street trying to block the march of thousands of “pro-family” groups protesting same-sex marriage. Eleven thousand people barreling towards him, and he just stood there with his arms outstretched. Daring them to continue.
Journalist Manuel Rodriguez captured the image, telling the newspaper Regeneración:
“At first I thought the child was only playing.”
But later, he interviewed the boy, who said, “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.”
Wow. Just WOW.
There were nationwide marches across Mexico over the weekend. As Towleroad notes:
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Mexico City and 9 of the nation’s 31 states. There are challenges in the 22 other states underway.
Video of the march below.