South Africa, 26 September 2015
Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) organized yet another successful Soweto pride march.
This is a day for the LGBTI community to be seen and heard and for us to claim a safe public and political space. This year’s 11th annual pride was in honour of the late lesbian women, Sizakele Sigasa and Salume Masooa, who were brutally murdered in Soweto, Meadowlands 2007.
The march takes to the streets of Soweto, Meadowlands Zone 2. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Left to right: Karabo Malope and Noxolo Stoff of IHAWU holding a powerful message. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Action Aid played a very important role in making sure that we were safe while reclaiming our space. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Posters reflect the various issues faced by the LGBTI community. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Comrade Virginia Magwaza leading the 11th annual Soweto Pride march. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Celebrating love, humanity and diversity (rainbow gay flag). Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
1in9 painted the march purple with balloons that had powerful messages on them. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
The gaze of the community of Meadowlands was glued to the marchers. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Left to right: Snowy Mamba, Zachary Shimange and Jholer Timbo, transgender activists. Photo by: Nerina Penzhorn
Transgender visibility was the highlight of the day (transgender flag colours). Photo by: Ayanda Msiza
Gorgeous individuals who visited the Iranti stall after the march. Photo by: Nerina Penzhorn
Full concentration in Neo Musangi’s eyes as they paint the world colourful. Photo by: Nerina Penzhorn
Explore all body parts using rainbow colours to tell that special body how much you love them. Photo by: Nerina Penzhorn