Responding to the psycho-social needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community

The Gay & Lesbian Network’s Pink Mynah Festival street parade was held on Saturday and saw dozens of LGBTI people and supporters march down Chief Albert Lutuli Street with pride. Flags were held high and songs rang out onto the streets. The parade was aimed at raising awareness and is Pietermaritzburg’s only festival to celebrate sexual diversity. The parade was led by drum majorettes from Fezokulhe School, and the winners of the pageant held the night before.

We marched to Alexandra Park, where all were welcomed to the Pink Mynah picnic with live entertainment. This included the drum majorettes who performed a spectacular piece at the picnic, singing, dancing, stalls, as well as HIV testing and counselling.  All in all, the Gay & Lesbian Network’s Pink Mynah Pageant 2015 was a huge success and GLN would like to thank all of our sponsors who made Pink Mynah possible, and to all of those who ‘came out’ to show their support.