The Cape Town township of Khayelitsha will be hosting the third annual Khumbulani Pride this Saturday, 16 May.
Khumbulani (which means “remember”) Pride was created in 2013 to raise community awareness about LGBTIQA rights, to celebrate sexual and gender diversity, and to remember the victims of hate crimes.
It’s held every year in a different area around Cape Town, one that is, according to Cape Town Pride Director Matthew Van Ass, “in most need of the event”.
Cape Town Pride offers financial and logistical support, and the event is this year being backed by organisations such as the TAC, Rainbow Entertainment, BUWA, TRIARC, Good Hope MCC and The Other Foundation.
On Saturday, participants will march from Kuyasa Train Station in Khayelitsha to Wetlands Park, Makhaza, from 10am to 3pm.
At Wetlands Park, there will be speeches and entertainment by various artists, including DJs, drag performers and dancers. An after party will take place at Buyelembo, a local LGBTIQA friendly venue.
“We receive tremendous support from the local community. We also bring people in from all over to march with us so it is really an amazing event,” said Van Ass.
For more information, visit the Khumbulani Pride Facebook page.