Mamelodi to mark LGBTI Pride ahead of World Aids Day

This year’s event will for the first time be held at the Hinterland Ave Park in Mamelodi East. The festivities start at 12pm and entry is R30 per person at the gate (and R50 extra if you come with a stocked coolerbox).

Held just before World Aids Day (1 December), Mams Pride will mark this key date and will provide free mobile HIV counselling and testing, courtesy of OUT LGBT Well-being’s Ten81 Centre.

There will be LGBTI information and goodies stalls as well as food and bars for participants to eat and quench their thirst. Attendees will also be treated to an entertainment line-up courtesy of the “Pink Chain” DJs and live performers, including the likes of Tinaz, Olwee, LesG, Sojamore and more.

Organisers Jay Matlou and Martina Molebale urged LGBTI people, their friends, families and allies in the area, and beyond, to come out for an afternoon of fun, socialising and community building. 

“This is a safe space where we can all truly be ourselves without stigma. It’s also an opportunity to increase the visibility of the LGBTI community, build awareness around hate crimes and mobilise LGBTI people to be empowered and healthy,” Matlou said.

For more information on Mams Pride, contact Jay Matlou on matlouj@out.org.za or on 076 403 8398.

MAMS PRIDE EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday 26 November 2016

Time: 12pm

Venue: Hinterland Ave Park, Mamelodi

Entry: R30 / R50 for your coolerbox