Mr Gay World 2011 to speak out on homophobia

17th May is IDAHO The International Day against Homophobia

17 May, 2011

Francois Nel speaking to a journalist from SABC TV - Photo: Justine Edwards
JOHANNESBURG — The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, (IDAHO) held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another.

It encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment. In South Africa, rallies are being held to highlight the plight of lesbians in the townships threatened and victimised by so-called "corrective rape" and other human rights abuses against LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) people in the country, but also across Africa, such as in Uganda where the so-called "Gay Death Bill" was postponed and set to come before their parliament on a later stage.

An invitation has been sent to all concerned to join the LGBTI community in the capital, Pretoria, on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Mr Gay World 2011, Francois Nel, will deliver a talk at 20:30, speaking out against these phobias and evils such as 'corrective rape'. There will be a social afterward and guests are free to participate and ask questions. You can also watch him on You Tube.

It will be held at Lounge Maximus, c/o Hans Strijdom Drive & Olympus Road, Faerie Glen, Pretoria. The kitchen is open from 5 pm for those who want to have dinner as well. Entry to the event is free and no booking is required.

For further information, write to coenie@mrgaysouthafrica.co.zaIssued by Mr Gay SA

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