12 Year-Old Boy Single-Handedly Stands Up To Thousands of Anti-Gay Protesters In Mexico

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A 12-year-old boy single-handedly to block thousands of anti-gay protesters in in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico this weekend by standing all alone in the middle of the street because his Uncle is gay.

Over the weekend, thousands of members of Mexico’s “pro-family” hate group Frente Nacional por la Familia took to the streets across the nation to protest the impending passage of same sex marriage.

As Mexico makes a national move toward marriage equality, pockets of protest sprung up, with marches taking place across many parts of the country.

Journalist Manuel Rodriguez photographed a boy standing ahead of the car-led parade attempting to halt their advance.

“At first I thought the child was only playing,” Rodriguez told Regeneracion. But when Rodriguez later interviewed the child, he told the reporter, “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.”

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Mexico City and nine of the country’s 31 states. 

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Will Kohler

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