12-Year-Old Boy Takes on 11000 Anti-LGBT Protestors

Manuel Rodríguez

Over the weekend, thousands of anti-LGBT protestors from the Frente Nacional por la Familia hate group stormed the streets of Celaya, Guanajuato rallying for “pro-family” beliefs. The group opposed the approaching passage of marriage equality in Mexico.

Although they showed up in full-force, all it took was a 12-year-old boy to stop them in their tracks. Photojournalist Manuel Rodríguez captured the moment in a breathtaking image.

Manuel Rodríguez

In an interview, Rodríguez told Regeneracion, “At first I thought the child was only playing,” but he later learned that the boy had a reason for taking on the protestors. The boy explained in an interview with Rodríguez, “I have an uncle who is gay. I hate that they hate him.”

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Despite the pressure from groups like Frente Nacional por la Familia, Mexico City and nine of Mexico’s 31 states legalized same-sex marriage. states. Recently, President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to include marriage equality in Mexico’s constitution.

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