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


The Pink Mynah Festival 2016 was a huge success! The festival, which was organised by the Gay & Lesbian Network and ran from 22-29 October, was split into various events which included an arts & film festival, a cheese & wine evening, the Pink Mynah Pageant and the Pink Picnic.

The Pink Mynah Photo & Film competition #MyRight2B was held at the KZN Museum as part of our Arts & Film Festival and voters had the chance to vote at the museum and online for their favourite photos and films. The winner of the photo competition is Nompumelelo Mphantsha and the winner of the video competition is Sbongiseni Mahlangu- for the video “I get beaten up, but I rise. I am titanium”




The Pink Mynah Pageant was held at the Aha Imperial Hotel and people from all walks of life entered the Pageant. It was a very close call, but the judges decided on the winners after considering all the different categories- namely casual wear, formal wear, a talent section and a question and answer session, the winners were announced. The winner of Mr Pink Mynah 2016 is Andre Brahim, and the winner of Ms Pink Mynah 2016 is Sphesihle Memela.


We also had a raffle for a pair of Limited Edition Pride Shoes which are made in Spain. The raffle was held at the Pink Mynah Picnic at the YMCA on October 29. We would like to thank Qadasi & Maqhinga who assisted with the raffle draw on stage. The lucky winner of these awesome shoes is Mogotsi Letlhage.



The Gay & Lesbian Network would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who took part in the various competitions. We would also like to thank the Department of Arts & Culture, Pride Shoes and all of the sponsors who made the Pink Mynah Festival 2016 great! A thank you to everyone who supported the Gay & Lesbian Network and to those who attended our events. All of your support is much appreciated.