The event was hosted by Teekay Goldfish, emceed by former Big Brother contestant Mzamo Gcabashe and featured a line-up of celebrity DJs, including DJ Olwethu.
Owner Ngwato Mashilwane addressed the crowd and highlighted the importance of the LGBTI community in society. He said that LGBT people matter and that they should never be made to feel unsafe.
Mashilwane further commented that he was impressed by OUT’s work and presented the organisation with a R30,000 donation.
Representing OUT, Trainer and Health Officer Jay Matlou thanked Mashilwane and Mash Braai House for their support.
He said that OUT planned to use the funds to help create safer spaces and programmes for the LGBTI community.
“The Mash Braai House should be applauded for taking a stance and unashamedly stating that they are in support of difference and diversity,” said Matlou.
“It’s a bold step; a lot of businesses won’t do that as they’re afraid it would jeopardise their sales.”
Matlou added: “Mash Braai House is exemplarily and will hopefully inspire other businesses in promoting fairness and human rights for all.”
The Mash Braai House is located at The Buzz Shopping Centre in Fourways and specialises in shisanyama and traditional South African Cuisine. For more, visit their Facebook page.