Posted on July 18, 2012 / Comments Off / Show post tags
Cape Town’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community marched to the offices of the ANC on Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday today to remind the ruling party about the former president and struggle icon’s promise of inclusivity for all.
“The ANC came out of its policy conference silent on LGBTI issues, and their gender policy excluded sexual orientation,” noted March organiser Virginia Magwaza.
“The ANC came out of its policy conference silent on LGBTI issues, and their gender policy excluded sexual orientation,”
She said the LGBTI community is calling on the ANC to take a stronger stance on discrimination based on sexual orientation and to condemn a spate of hate murders that have claimed at least eight LGBTI people in recent months.
“The killings are seen by the LGBTI community as an indication that lesbians, gays and transgender people are being specifically targeted,” said Magwaza.
The march started at the St. Georges Cathedral in Wale Street and proceeded to the ANC’s offices in the Sahara Building, Thibault Square.