This year marks 23 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in South Africa, and 11 years since South Africa voted to legalise same-sex marriage, giving same-sex couples the same legal rights as straight ones.

We have come a long way in those 23 years, yet we face daily reminders that the global battle for true equality is far from over, and rights hard won can be threatened, attacked and taken away.

It has taken our community many years to secure legal equality for the whole community, and there is still work to do.

We exist to continue to fight for true equality and challenge prejudices that the LGBT+ community still sadly face on a daily basis.

Our Mission

  • Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBT+ community.

  • Provide a celebration of LGBT+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice.

  • Establish Cape Town Pride on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of Cape Town’s LGBT+ community and promote Cape Town as a beacon to the world.

We aim to be transparent as far as possible. We are also committed to engaging with residents, businesses and other groups who are involved in or affected by Pride.


OUTReach Africa handing over a cheque for R30 000.00 to one of our beneficiaries