The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community in the Northern Cape says it is tired of being killed and marginalised.

The group paraded through the streets of Kimberley in what they call a show of their existence in society.

The LGBTQI group paraded the streets of Kimberley with joyous and celebratory mood with meaning.

Organisers say this is another way to open the discussion on the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQI community.

Pride parade organiser Tebogo Makwati says: “Within the Northern Cape we face a lot of tolerance however internal stigma is still there and people don’t want to talk about the issue they just find it as not normal.”

The African National Congress (ANC) in the province has formed a partnership with the LGBTQI community – vowing to support and listen to their views.

Rances Baard regional secretary, Tshepo Louw says: “We have encountered the killing of people who are different in terms of sexual orientation so we are trying to educate and incorporate our people to understand that these people belong to society.”

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