They have extended the pride celebrations to make up a whole week of festivities!
One of the biggest highlights on the LGBTQI+Me communities’ calendar is Johannesburg Pride.
They organisers have announced that they 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 up channel on DStv channel 198 from 4 October to 4 November 2018.
Johannesburg Pride and OUTtv SA are already engaged in exciting discussions around local programming, so keep an eye out!
“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.
25 October will see Pride week kicking off with Beyond the Closet which is a lifestyle conference, one that focusses on educating the community on LGBT rights, health care and family planning.
On 26 October it will be the Fit and Fabulous event, please check the schedule on Joburg Pride’s online media or download their app for more info.
The evening of 26 October will see the highly anticipated Mister Pride of Africa gala dinner at 20h00, and this glittering event will showcase our community heroes in all their spectacular glory. Applications for a specific segment is open on their website. To make the event a little more exciting they have added a few more categories where candidate nominations are in process.
The 27th October will see the official Johannesburg Pride Parade and Festival event being hosted at Melrose Arch from 11h00 to 19h00. This year’s theme is “Colour the Street” in our Diversity.The parade will start from the Pride Village leaving Melrose Blvd at 12h30, and participants in the parade and spectators are anticipated to arrive at Melrose Arch from between 10h30 and 12h00.
To accommodate the immense numbers of attendees, Johannesburg Pride will further be hosting a Pride of Africa Concert to add to the Pride experience and this music concert will commence at 20h00. Tickets will be on sale at www.jhbpride.nutickets.co.za. Venue and artists to be released at the Gay Pride Month Launch Party on 6 October.
On 28 October there will be a Stand up for Passion oriented breakfast, which asks the community with supportive family members to book a table and join us in celebrating your love and support with all of us.
Beyond the Closet, Mister Pride of Africa and Stand up for Passion are Johannesburg Pride initiatives hosted in partnership with Protea Fire & Ice, Melrose Arch, Bacardi and other South African Corporations.
Entertainment lineup and programmes will be released at the end of September via online media and they have promised to have a few more surprises in store for you!