Residents invited to participate in Cape Town Pride Parade on Saturday
Cape Town - The Cape Town Pride Parade will hit the streets of Green Point this coming weekend in celebration of the LGBT+ community, and to highlight the struggles and challenges they continue to face.
The event is the culmination of the week-long Cape Town Pride Festival.
The City of Cape Town has been a proud supporter of Pride for many years and 2020 is no different, with event support to the value of up to R350 000.
"We are grateful to events such as Cape Town Pride for providing a space for individuals to express themselves, raise awareness and celebrate who they are. As an inclusive City, we want to reaffirm our support for the LGBT+ community through partnering with organisations such as Cape Town Pride who have committed themselves to doing good in our society and continuing the fight for equality," said Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.
"The event also provides a tourism boost to the local economy, through the approximately 6000 people attending the Pride Week Festival from outside the city. This helps our efforts to create jobs and for that, the City is extremely grateful."
Apart from the festivities, the Cape Town Pride organisers also conduct education programmes around HIV/Aids, transgender awareness and the event management mentorship programme.
Saturday’s parade will start at midday in Chiappinni Street in De Waterkant and move towards Reddam Field at the Green Point Urban Park.
A moment of silence will also be observed to honour fallen members of the LGBT+ community.
At the Urban Park, the crowd will be entertained by some top local and international artists and bands.
Motorists are advised of rolling road closures along Somerset Road and Green Point Main Road from 11:00 to 13:00.