About Joburg Pride
The Joburg Gay Pride Festival
Joburg Pride is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) identity and sexual diversity. It consists of a weeklong festival of cultural, social, activist and entertainment events held in Johannesburg culminating in a street parade followed by a mardi-gras – offering entertainment and a platform for community expression.
Joburg Gay Pride Festival is a not-for profit publicly transparent Section 21 company registered in April 2007 (Registration number: 2007/013596/08).
It was constituted to organise the annual Joburg Pride event in a credible and manner on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.
The company aims to professionally and responsibly organise a regional annual Pride festival in Gauteng that brings together members of the LGBTI community to create public visibility, celebrate and build confidence in our identity and diversity, and offer an umbrella under which the community can fully develop.
Our broad aims
- To produce a well-attended event that:
o Is financially responsible
o Is supported by the authorities
o Is supported by the majority of the LGBTI community
o Is recognised as a cultural event
o Enjoys significant participation by representative groups
o Has credibility in terms of fundraising and sponsorship