With Gede everything enters Carnival. Even AIDS, the viral crossroads of both his domains [i.e., sex and death]. Marchers in Troupe “Kontra SIDA (Against AIDS)” marked their unflinching lyrics with the banda, Gede’s bump and grind. One young reveler waltzed around with a rubber dildo on his head. Another was waving a wooden zozo [phallus] from a Gede shrine with a condom rolled over it.
(Consentino, 1995b, p. 414, describing the Haitian Carnival celebration in Port-au-Prince in 1991, excerpt from ‘Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Participation in African-Inspired Traditions in the Americas’)
MY RELIGION EVERYBODY. 8D