Joburg Pride, the African continent’s first and largest annual LGBTI celebration, will take place at the Zoo Lake Sports Club on Saturday, 6 October. This year’s theme is ‘Protect Our Rights’, underscoring Joburg Pride’s ongoing support of basic human rights, as highlighted in South Africa’s ground-breaking constitution.
Human rights cannot be taken for granted – as highlighted with recent calls from some political quarters to change South Africa’s constitution to remove clauses pertaining to ‘sexual orientation’. Hence this year’s loud and proud message: that South Africa’s LGBTI community should stand together as one, protecting and supporting the Constitution and its protection of fundamental human rights. Ultimately, a strike against the human rights of South Africa’s LGBTI community is a strike against the human rights of ALL South Africans!
Of course, as a reflection of the LGBTI community, Joburg Pride will – as always – offer a frisky mix of fun, flair and finesse, rounding out its important messaging.
Get ready to ‘Protect Our Rights’ in 2012 – and beyond – at this year’s Joburg Pride!
Visit the Joburg Pride website for more information