This years Cape Town Pride Parade is all about being seen and heard. It’s about visibility. Festival director, Mathew van As said that none of that will change despite the event going virtual.
The theme this year is #YOUMATTER.
“Pride communities worldwide have had to change and mould to a new reality that is a pandemic world. Cape Town Pride was lucky to be one of the last Prides, worldwide, to happen in 2020 – and we are grateful that our vibrant community got to shine as a beacon of hope for the rest of the World,” said Cape Town Pride via its official Facebook page.
The annual festive parade will host daily events this month, culminating in its main event – a virtual pride parade and Mardi Gras, reported IOL.
Smaller events have already started, as of last week. On offer: conversations with authors, an art night, rooftop comedy night, a pageant, a movie night, a market, a hike, the pride icon awards, and pride mosque and shabbat events, continued IOL.
As well as this, St George’s Grammar School in Mowbray has been hosting a two-day Pride event as of yesterday, Monday. The school set the plan into motion in the hopes of promoting inclusivity.
“Schools should initiate and facilitate conversations about the LGBTQ+ community and all aspects of social injustice. Schools have the responsibility to educate and harness the values of our Constitution, which include human rights to dignity, equity and freedom,” the Grammar School’s principal Julian Cameron said to IOL.
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