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 2012. 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!