2015 April 27: The best of Ibhayi LGBTI Pride

Texts and photos by Londeka ‘Siba’ Dlamini

LGBTI community from various areas of Port Elizabeth gathered at Eyethu sports bar in Zwide to say no to homophobia and all the hate crimes affecting the society.

The iBhayi LGBTI festival took place a day before freedom day, started at 12 midday until late.

This event which was the first of its kind was organized by LGBTI local organisations who came together and decided that they need to create awareness in townships as well since annual gay pride only takes place in the city.

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The theme of the event was ‘Love not Hate’.

Performances by Eastern Cape artists kept the crowd moving and enjoying themselves.

Queen-Sasha, Triple K, Paballo Mpoka, Mathias Katushabe and many more artists including djs kept the crowd moving also singing along.

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Popular Asanda Mqiki also performed, taking people to the good old days with classics.

At 3pm all lesbians, gays and transgenders got on the road marching against hate crime, with one voice “NO TO HOMOPHOBIA”.

LGBTI community from various areas of Port Elizabeth gathered at Eyethu sports bar in Zwide to say no to homophobia and all hate crimes affecting the society.

 

 

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Related link

2014 Sept. 6: Vaal Pride Photos

 

and

 

2014 Aug. 11: My experiences of Paris, Mpumalanga and Durban Gay Pride

 

and

 

2014 Aug. 9: A video of the first Mpumalanga Pride

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to 2015 April 27: The best of Ibhayi LGBTI Pride

  1. Siphokazi Madlingozi says:

    Tjo! What a day I’ll never 4get and the event was well organized.

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