Supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol who got married to a woman last year has taken a stand against the homophobic abuse she received.
The couple is pictured kissing in a stunning cover as part of a shoot for Elle Magazine January issue.
In the interview, the model spoke about the abuse she received and the effect it had on her mental health.
She added that the reaction she received made her want to commit suicide.
“We got married and the whole world, literally the whole of my community, were wishing that I passed, in a way… A few months later, I attempted suicide.”
“It was really absurd because subconsciously I felt I was maybe drained by the fact we’d got married. It’s still a discussion now, like, ‘How dare she marry a woman?’ You can’t control what people say, and there were tabloids and newspapers back in Sudan… It was a whole thing,’ Aweng told the magazine.