Gay Pride in Africa

While most countries in Africa are not so liberal when it comes to gay rights, South Africa is one of the few that not only legally allow homosexuality (since 1994), but also have legalized same-sex unions (since 2006).

Africa Gay Rights

Each year pride parades are held in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.  This year’s Cape Town pride took place on March 6.  The parade’s theme was “Uniting the Cultures of Cape Town.”

Pride Image - Cape Town Pride 2010, Unifying Cultures of Cape Town

“It was the biggest yet,” said Cape Town Pride Chairperson Glenn De Swardt, who estimated that up to 8,000 people took part in the event.  He noted that this year’s parade was particularly focused on political issues, especially the deteriorating human rights of LGBT people across Africa, including the rape and murder of lesbians in South Africa.” – from mambaonline.com

While the WWP project was not able to attend this year’s parade, we hope to make an appearance to photograph the 2011 festival!

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