PRIDE OF AFRICA JOHANNESBURG PRIDE MARCH CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AND SOLIDARITY

Johannesburg, South Africa – October 30, 2023 – The 34th Johannesburg Pride March, held on October 28, 2023, was a momentous occasion that brought together a remarkable 25,000 participants and countless supporters, celebrating love, unity, and the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. The event was capped off with an unforgettable after-party at Wanderers Stadium.

 

This year’s pride march held particular significance as we marched not only for our local LGBTQ+ community but also in solidarity with our Ugandan and African counterparts who face unique challenges in their fight for equality. Johannesburg Pride was honoured to raise awareness for those who cannot march for themselves, shining a spotlight on the issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals across the African continent.

 

The success of the 34th Johannesburg Pride March would not have been possible without the invaluable support of our esteemed sponsors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Coca Cola, Jägermeister, Diageo, Open View, eTV, Google, Amazon, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mercedes Benz, Webber Wentzel, Baker McKenzie, ABSA, Maersk, Massmart, Embassy of Brazil Pretoria, Standard Chartered Bank, Bayer, Drip, Anova Health, EY, and VISA. Their commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our society played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success.

 

Our LGBTQ+ community, along with their allies, showed up in force to support the Pride of Africa, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to creating a more accepting and equal society for all. It was a day filled with unity, love, and shared aspirations.

 

What made this year’s Johannesburg Pride March even more iconic was the backdrop of the Rugby World Cup final. The nation watched in awe as the Springboks clinched victory, bringing the Ellis Webb Cup back home with a remarkable back-to-back win. The combination of the rugby triumph and the pride celebration created a unique and unforgettable atmosphere in Johannesburg.

 

Johannesburg Pride remains committed to advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, fostering inclusivity, and creating a more equal society for all. We look forward to the continued support of our sponsors, allies, and the broader community as we strive to make Johannesburg, South Africa and Africa a safer and more accepting place for everyone.

 

The 35th Annual Pride March in Johannesburg will take place on the 26th October 2024, we look forward to creating an even more visibility and awareness for Africa.

 

For further information, please contact:

Kaye Ally

Chairperson

+27614892030

kaye@johannesburgpride.co.za

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