Pride takes to the streets of Cape Town

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Cape Town, 04 March 2017 - The annual Cape Town Pride march drew hundreds to the citys streets on Saturday. While South Africa has one of the worlds most progressive and pro-LGBTI constitutions, many still face persecution.

CAPE TOWN - The annual Cape Town Pride March, drew hundreds to the city’s streets on Saturday.

While South Africa has one of the world's most progressive and pro-LGBTI constitutions, many still face persecution. But marchers say the event is empowering and reaffirming.

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Out and proud was the theme of the day, as gays, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people took to the streets.

Tshepo Ncokwane said: “We live in an era where not only is it important to know yourself but it’s important to feel accepted wherever you go and to feel accommodated wherever you go.”

For some, the freedom to march is indicative of a struggle won. Some first-time marchers found strength in numbers.

Lebo Semashu said: “It was very emotional for me because I realised that I’m not the only one, there are a lot of people that go through what I went through and there are a lot of people that are proud to be who they are."

 


The event culminates in a party at Green Point Urban Park.
 

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