Johannesburg Pride takes place in October annually, and this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary, the team has launched Pride of Africa, a unified platform and voice for a diverse community.
This year there will also be a lifestyle conference and youth shelter, in addition to supporting events being hosted across Africa. The intent is to build individual and collective pride within the communities across Africa.
‘In order to capture the intention, collaboration, and strength of Pride of Africa, a new visual identity was created to represent equality and acceptance across the continent. Underpinning this new identity is a symbol of liberation and unity: a flag inspired by those of all 54 African countries.’
‘A flag that helps to create a positive stance for a continent where the community faces such overwhelming negativity. A flag that says you are accepted, you are welcome, and you are safe where this flag flies,’ the press release states.
The 30th Johannesburg Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, 26 October 2019 in Sandton. Gates will open at 12h00 and the march will start at 14h00. To find out more about this year’s event, visit their website or follow Johannesburg Pride on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
In addition to the Johannesburg Pride Parade and Festival, Pride of Africa will also be hosting:
- 4 October 2019: Pride of Africa Opening Ceremony
- 5 October 2019: Pride of Africa Queer Fashion Show
- 12 October 2019: Pride of Africa Lifestyle Conference
- 19 October 2019: Pride of Africa Awards
- 20 October 2019: Pride of Africa Brunch
- 26 October 2019: Johannesburg Pride Parade and Festival
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