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Inside/Out with Chesterfield Samba, programme director of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
Kubatana.net
July 29, 2010

Describe yourself in five words?
Sensitive, affectionate, helpful, fun, gay.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
A friend counselled me with a borrowed quote: "He that respects himself is safe from others,
He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce."

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Trying to act straight.

What is your most treasured possession?
The gift of life.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The loss of a loved one.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
By whose terms?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I have accepted myself the way I am.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Perfume, I just can't stop buying it.

What have you got in your fridge?
Jars of pickles.

What is your greatest fear?
I am so terrified of snakes.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
My lip balm.

What is your favourite journey?
A drive through the Eastern Highlands.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone who stands up for justice and equality, the likes of Peter Tatchell, WOZA, Zvakwana and the late Keith Goddard and Princess Diana.

When and where were you happiest?
2004, Amsterdam.

What's your biggest vice?
Alcohol.

What were you like at school?
I never liked sports.

What are you doing next?
Collecting my daughter from school.

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