Hundreds of Daveyton residents enjoy the flash-mob.
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Hundreds of Daveyton residents enjoy the flash-mob.
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

 

South Africa, 21 May 2015
Uthingo – The Rainbow held a successful flash mob and dance event at the Daveyton Mall on Sunday 17 May. The street theatre group, Joint Minds, performed ‘Un-tag me’, in-front of 100s of people outside the mall.

 

Our message was to inform the community “that being gay or lesbian is not a Western invention but a human reality, and we are born this way,” says Asanda Mfede from Uthingo.

 

Learners dressed in school uniforms performed a gumboot dance. Over 300 people attended the event which was an opportunity for young people to express who they are and what they want.

Joint Minds Street Theatre Group performing ‘Un-tag me’.
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Joint Minds Street Theatre Group performing ‘Un-tag me’.
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Gumboot dance: ‘’it’s a better way to make our voices heard’’ says their leader.  
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Gumboot dance: ‘’it’s a better way to make our voices heard’’ says their leader. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

School leaners sent their messages to hundreds by dancing, reciting poetry and singing.
Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

School learners sent their messages to hundreds by dancing, reciting poetry and singing. Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and Action Aid attended the IDAHOT discussion after the flash mob .                                                                                                 Photo by: Ayanda Msiza

Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and Action Aid attended the IDAHOT discussion after the flash mob . Photo by: Ayanda Msiza