Pride 2018

CAPE TOWN PRIDE FESTIVAL

 

The 16th annual Cape Town Pride Festival, was a riot of diverse and flamboyant costumes shown off by the creative LGBTQ+ community. The crowd of Westerfordians brandishing banners and flags could be clearly identified marching amongst the vibrant, multicolored paraders on the fan walk.  Our participants reported that the parade certainly did not disappoint: exotic floats, glamorous drag queens and other extravaganzas were the order of the day.

 

Despite the relentless midday heat, the celebrations could be seen stretching as far as the eye could see, thronging with people of all ages, genders, races and sexualities, united by a shared pride and love. Each major religious group had representatives marching to support their own LGBTQ+ members.

 

The Pride March started at the beginning of Somerset Road and continued to Reddam Field at Green Point Urban Park, where the festivities were only just beginning.
 

A large tent offered the sweaty paraders refreshments, shade and a variety of stalls selling food and merchandise. Live music and dancing continued for the rest of the afternoon while the atmosphere radiated acceptance, love, and pride of the LGBTQ+ community.
 

Special acknowledgement goes to our PLUS society (The Provision for the Learning and Understanding of Sexual orientation and gender) for getting Westerford involved in the festivities.

 

Alice Nuttall, Grade 12

 

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