The Cape Town Pride Parade will take place on the streets of Green Point on Saturday. It is a celebration of the LGBT+ community and also to highlight the struggles and challenges they continue to face in South African communities.
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The event is the culmination of a week-long programme.
It’s Pride Week in Cape Town. For the first time ever the Provincial Parliament building is lit up in rainbow colours this year.
— Nadine Cape Town (@wynonnaafrica) February 28, 2020
A moment of silence will be observed to honour fallen members of the LGBT+ community.
The City’s JP Smith says Saturday’s parade will start at midday in Chiappinni Street in De Waterkant and move towards Reddam Field at the Green Point Urban Park.
“We are grateful to events such as Cape Town Pride for providing a space for individuals to express themselves, raise awareness and celebrate who they are. As an inclusive City, we want to reaffirm our support for the LGBT+ community through partnering with organisations such as Cape Town Pride who have committed themselves to doing good in our society and continuing the fight for equality,” says Smith.