Brave Rain, Wind For Gay Celebration
Oct 8, 2007
An estimated five thousand gays and lesbians – and their friends and families – turned out for the 18th annual Joburg Pride Parade in Rosebank, Johannesburg, today despite the inclement weather.
“We’re amazed and humbled at the support that our community has shown towards the new Pride organisers,” said Tracey Sandilands, Chairperson of the Joburg Gay Pride Festival Company. “The fact that thousands braved the rain and cold to assert the importance of Pride shows that the event remains entirely relevant.”
Simon Nkoli would be proud.
(Simon Nkoli was an anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist in South Africa who died in 1998. For more info, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Nkoli)