Wow, hello my friends! – With the generosity of the organisers for #jhbpride 2013, I have been able to draw another winner:
Jessica Cramer you have won two VIP tickets to #jhbpride 2013. Please send us lotsa tweets (add me @NocturnalWenchy) so I can experience the pride VIP style with you. Congrats!!!
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org your e-mail address and phone number to forward to the pride organisers.
I wish you enough,
The first-ever African Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade took place in Johannesburg in 1990. Fewer than a thousand people attended. Some wore paper bags over their heads so as not be identified. In subsequent years, Joburg Pride has grown in size and visibility.
In 2003, there were almost 20 000 participants. While it has also become less political and more celebratory in nature, the Pride Parade remains, at its core, a call for gay and lesbian equality and recognition of the nation’s rich diversity.
In early 2007, a new section 21 non-profit company was formed to create a world-class pride celebration.
South Africa’s 1996 Constitution is the first and only Constitution in the world that explicitly guarantees protection from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. But despite many changes to the laws, lesbian and gay people still experience discrimination in their homes, communities and workplaces.
Pride is an international tradition, celebrated in most major cities around the world. This usually consists of a parade or march, and associated entertainment, social and educational events that aim to raise the visibility of gays and lesbians. Pride also serves as a celebration of the LGBT community and in many countries has become a significant local and international destination event.