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Many gather to celebrate Joburg Pride

The occasion is one of the gay community’s most anticipated events that attracts thousands of people from all over Africa.

Large crowds gathered at Melrose Arch to mark the 29th annual Johannesburg Pride, on 27 October 2018. Picture: Bonga Dlulane/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Many people gathered at Melrose Arch on Saturday to celebrate the 29th annual Johannesburg Pride.

The occasion is one of the gay community’s most anticipated events that attracts thousands of people from all over Africa.

People can be seen trickling in as they prepare to march for this historic event to encourage people to celebrate themselves.

Joburg Pride is dubbed the “pride of Africa” as it’s the longest and largest LGBTI event on the social calendar.
About 20,000 people are expected to take part in the parade today.

Event organiser Kay Ali says this year is all about encouraging inclusivity.

Ali says they encourage South Africans to attend.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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