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Cape Town has been hosting Gay Pride events every year since 2004. Spanning ten days in late February/early March, Gay Pride Cape Town celebrates cultural diversity and creates awareness for LGBTQ issues in South Africa and beyond.
Cape Town and South Africa in general have come a long way as far as LGBTQ rights are concerned. Homosexuality was decriminalized in South Africa in 1997, while same-sex marriage was legalized in 2006.
The theme for Cape Town 2019 Gay Pride is 'I am me. No excuses. No regrets', which focuses on the LGBTQ community's continued fight for equality, and ongoing challenge against prejudices that still exist today.
The main Cape Town Gay Pride Parade on Saturday, March 2 should not be missed! Also, the annual Pool Party at the Glenn Hotel is a highlight of the gay calendar in Cape Town. Along with an excellent line-up of music filling the space, you can expect plenty of poolside fun with a load of new people. The Glenn Hotel is one of Cape Town's best gay hotels, and during Pride it truly shines.
All in all, expect nine days of parties, parades, and events! Set with the backdrop of scenic Sugarloaf Mountain, Cape Town Pride is definitely not something you want to be missing for 2019.
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