Parade & Day Info
Joburg Pride, the largest and oldest gay and lesbian event on the African continent, will be celebrating its 23rd birthday on Saturday 6th October 2012 at Zoo Lake Sports Club. The Joburg Pride Board calls on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and supporters of the community to take part.
Bring your family and friends to celebrate our sexual diversity and freedoms in a fabulous and memorable day of celebration. The Pride Parade, features a host of colourful floats and thousands of revellers. Refreshment points are provided along the route. No alcohol is permitted to be consumed in the Parade and participants are reminded to wear sunscreen and a hat or cap. Marchers return back to the venue for the rest of the Pride Day festivities.
Revellers are entertained by local artists and DJ’s as well as a guests. Besides the entertainment are also Pride stalls – with all sorts of goodies on display and on sale – bars, food and a kiddies’ play area.
LGBT organisations will be informing the public about their work and will provide services. Attendees should note that no drink, food or related containers will be allowed into the venue. Joburg Pride, which is a not-for-profit organisation and generates income to put on the free event in large part through the sale of food and drinks on the day, requests the understanding of the public in this regard.
Joburg Pride 2012 highlights the deteriorating human rights landscape for LGBT people across South Africa as well as Africa, as well as celebrating our freedoms. Special VIP Clubhouse tickets, giving guests exclusive access to a dedicated bar area and toilet facilities will be on sale. Event info will be updated, keep an eye out.