Everyone’s favorite event, and certainly one of the biggest highlights on the LGBTQI+Me communities’ calendar is Johannesburg Pride, and we are excited to share an exciting new addition to this year’s event.
Johannesburg Pride have partnered with OUTtv SA this year and in a bold move have extended pride day to run for 4 days – say hello to Pride Week!
The Johannesburg Pride Festival will now run from the 25th October to the 28th October and will kick off in typical Pride fashion with a GayPride Month Launch Party and Fashion show on the 6th of October starting at 15h00.
OUTtv SA have secured a pop channel on DStv channel 198 from the 4th October to the 4th November 2018 and are looking forward to this partnership greatly. Although there have been some issues around Multichoice in the past, we are very positive about the partnership following engaging talks and we urge the community to support OUTtv SA as this is courageous step for broadcasting content in Africa.
Johannesburg Pride and OUTtv SA are already engaged in exciting discussions around local programming so watch this space!
“The success of this month could culminate into a permanent dedicated channel for OUTtv SA on the Multichoice platform which would mean a massive step forward for our community, so let’s make it one to remember,” says Johannesburg Pride Chair Kaye Ally
Dating app Grindr has teased a mysterious new initiative in response to criticisms of bullying, racism and transphobia between users.
The application posted images featuring “Kindr”, coupled with the slogan ‘It’s time to play nice’ across their social media platforms and on the service itself.
The teaser features a short audio clip that highlights racist and body-shaming experiences spoken by users of the app, touching on the concept of ‘sexual racism’.
Grindr have also launched a website for Kindr (www.kindr.grindr.com), but no other information has been provided – besides a supposed release date of September 18th of this year.
The move follows a campaign by transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, urging the leaders of Grindr to take action against discrimination on the app.
“The Head of Communications and CCO of Grindr have reached out to me to discuss the changes they will be making to their abuse and harrassment [sic] policies,” Bergdorf wrote on Instagram.
“Racism, transphobia and anti-blackness within the LGBTQ community is a massive worldwide problem that all white people, all cisgender people, as well as all LGBTQ corporations have a responsibility to help stamp out.”
The pop star and master of reinvention spends her milestone in Morocco, picturing herself as a tousled Berber queen, and tweeting this 'almost birthday' selfie
Wearing a Tarboosh hat along with a traditional Amazigh headdress adorned with spikes and trinkets, plus gold necklaces and chunky amber beads, Madonna clearly wanted to make sure no-one forgot her big day.
Posing with a placard written in Arabic - along with the translation "The Queen" - she wrote: "In case someone forgot!"
The day before her birthday, she wrote: "Almost Birthday Selfie. Celebrating Berber. Culture!"
Lifestyle website Moroccan Ladies says the singer will throw a "grand party" in the evening, and Morocco World News writes that "hundreds of celebrities are expected to attend".
The 6th Annual Pretoria Pride Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday 6 October at the Centurion Rugby Club.
The theme for this year is Pride du Soleil. Think Cirque du Soleil, think Greatest Showman, think Rainbow Circus. Dress up in your most spectacular circus inspired outfit and let us take over Centurion for a day.
This year, gates to the festival will open at 09:00 and the parade will get under way at 14:00.
Entertainment for the day includes live performers, DJs and Drag artists. There will also be a flea market, food stalls and bar and chill areas.
The VIP area will consist of two areas this year. Red Square will offer a VIP area on the field, among all the action, and the second is The Magic Mike VIP lounge, hosted in the Clubhouse with topless Magic Mike barman and waiters. The best news is that your VIP ticket will give you access to both area.
Tickets are on sale now from https://gaypride.nutickets.co.za
The coveted Mr Gay World 2019 contest dates have been officially announced.This prestigious contest, now in its 11th year, will be held in Hong Kong from 28 April to 4 May 2019.
Last month, Hong Kong won the bid to host the contest. Hong Kong has also been chosen to host the Gay Games in 2022.
Follow up to date information on the Mr Gay World social media platforms Facebook as well as their website:
#MGW #MGW2019 #MGWHK #MGW #HongKong
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