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September 2013

Johannesburg Pride March

September 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

The Johannesburg Pride March is Africa’s first-ever pride march and the biggest. It attracts thousands of supporters each year. This year the pride march will take place in town going back to its roots where the first pride march saw around 1 000 participants march through the city. It's still the same pride march with plenty fun and colourful costumes, just at a different venue.

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October 2013

South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

October 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Nu Metro V&A Waterfront, 8001 South Africa + Google Map

Out in Africa is an annual Gay & Lesbian Film festival at the Cinema Nouveau in the V & A Waterfront and also in Johannesburg. There is always a selection of movies to enjoy from classics, new releases and local film on show daily. All you need to do is is check their programme on their website.

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December 2013

MCQP – Mother City Queer Project 2013

December 14, 2013
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa + Google Map

The MCQP events are all about celebrating life, the universe and all things gay. The rules are simple. No costume, no entry, to this annual extravaganza. Each year there is a different theme. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for a night of dazzling lights and bewildering colours.

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February 2014

Cape Town Gay Pride 2014

February 21, 2014 - March 2, 2014
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 + Google Map

Since 2001 a week-long Gay Pride summer festival has filled the streets of Cape Town. The event celebrates diversity and also creates awareness around issues impacting on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities locally and throughout Africa in a fun gay pride fashion. With parades, shows, extravaganzas and a string of fringe parties and events the city buzzes with excitement and beams with pride.

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April 2014

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Festival

April 30, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Kynsna central,

Every year towards the end of April the scenic town of Knysna in the Garden Route is donned in shades of pink to celebrate diversity and have fun doing it. You can expect oysters and champagne, parties, exhibitions, parades and plenty of action. Dress up and join the crowds.

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July 2014

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

July 1, 2014 - July 6, 2014
Unnamed Venue, Eastern Cape South Africa + Google Map

Every year, this sleepy student town on the edge of the Garden Route plays host to one of the largest arts festivals in the world. There is always a great line-up of international and local artists. Upcoming talent is discovered here and if you are looking for great news shows, art pieces or paintings you will find it all there. Book in advance, dress warmly and bring your party hat.

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November 2014

Fireman’s Ball

November 28, 2014
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

In a first for the local gay community, the 5FM Fireman’s Ball - an exclusive flex-bender event - is sure to set the night on fire. Following Joburg’s Pride, Fireman’s Ball invovles two events, one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. The party has seen some of the biggest local and international acts taking the stage and has become synonymous with the local gay market as the event of the year. This year, after an incredibly successful party last…

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December 2014

MCQP – Mother city Queer project 2014

December 20, 2014
Unnamed Venue, Western Cape 8001 South Africa + Google Map

Voted by 'Queer Life' as South Africa's best annual LGBT event. The Mother City Queer Project is outrageous, over-the-top fun. The annual event is endorsed by Cape Town Tourism. For our friends from afar, this is always one of the most anticipated gay parties in the country and is an absolute must if you’re heading to Cape Town this December. This year's theme is Royal Navy so we'll be hopping on board to enjoy an extravaganza which is to be…

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January 2015

Bearfest

January 1, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

This non-profit community event celebrates all aspects of the gay bear community and everyone’s invited; muscle bears, cubs, otters, chubs and chasers will get together for a weekend of fun with like-minded people. With the support of various sponsors, festival goers can look forward to more than just lazing around the pool and soaking up the African sun or roughing it on the quad bike trails. Manhunt has ensured that each person at the event receives the necessary gear to…

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February 2015

Cape Town Pride

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015

The annual Cape Town Pride Festival is a celebration of diversity, and creates awareness around issues that impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities locally and throughout Africa. During the height of the glorious Cape Town summer, this event is one of the biggest on South Africa’s gay pride calendar. It encompasses a large street parade that travels through the city centre to the gay village of De Waterkant. The day ends with a large street party with…

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March 2015

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa + Google Map

Cape Town International Jazz is a two-day festival featuring some 40 international and African acts performing on five stages to an audience of around 15 000. The event also features photographic and art exhibitions. Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in Sub-Saharan Africa. Working up its 15th consecutive year, this annual event is famous for delivering a star-studded line up. This proudly South African production is hosted at…

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Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa + Google Map

Out in Africa is an annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at Cinema Nouveau in the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town and Rosebank, Johannesburg. There is a daily selection of movies including classics, new releases and local films.

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April 2015

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

April 29, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Kynsna central,

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture and identity that takes place in the picturesque town of Knysna which forms part of the Garden Route. Approaching its 15th year, the festival hosts a series of cultural, entertainment and community fundraising events. Known for its over the top street parade, this is an event not to be missed if travelling along the Garden Route during May next year.

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September 2015

Soweto Pride

September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

Soweto Pride is a political project initiated in 2004 with the aim of creating a political and social space for black lesbian women to celebrate their sexuality. It acts as a social haven where the broader LGBT community as well as women’s rights movement come together, connect and have fun. Soweto Pride is held on the Saturday closest to Heritage Day in September of each year. The programme includes a lively protest march from a central point in Soweto, moving…

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October 2015

Johannesburg Pride

October 25, 2015
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

Johannesburg LGBT Community Pride is a non-profit organization created to provide a platform for all parts of the community to campaign about important issues and to celebrate the achievement of being a happily diverse city and nation. The 2014 annual Pride Parade and Festival will be based at Mushroom Farm Park in Sandton. Details of the planned route and venue layout will be outlined in the online Johannesburg Pride E-Mag releasing mid-September 2014. Gates for this years event open at…

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November 2015

Mr Gay South Africa 2015

November 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015
Johannesburg CBD, South Africa + Google Map

Gay South Africa is a registered and trademarked competition founded in 2009 to present a professional, upmarket competition for gay men in South Africa. The contest aims to select a role model and a notable representative that the LGBT community can be proud of.

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Gay Day – 2014

November 8, 2015
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 + Google Map

Gay Day is a brand new LGBT event in Cape Town which is sure to become one of the most anticipated gay events in the country. The gay village streets will be closed off from Liddle to Napier Street in De Waterkant. Consisting of numerous outside street bars and stalls, the event boasts two stages which will be filled with a huge line up of South Africa's top talent including Cape Town's most loved LGBT strip djs (including Dj Chadd,…

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