Johannesburg PRIDE Counter-Protested By LGBT’s Over Hate Crimes and “Depoliticization”

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Vern says:

    It’s very sad to see what PRIDE has become here and around the world. Permits and parties. All fluff and no substance.
    God forbid PRIDE ever gets back to its roots and dealt with any real issues.
    Like Equality.

    Spot on with this comment.

    I’m from Cape Town and I support neither the Joburg or Cape Town events because I believe that they have lost their way (read purpose).

    Growing up, I have followed the struggles of people like Simon Nkoli And Beverly Ditsie, who fought for equality for all, when GASA(Gay Association of South Africa), were fighting for the rights of gay whites, thereby marginalising and oppressing non-white gays even further. These local pride events are a slap in the face to those pioneers and an undoing of all their hard work. Yet, funny enough, it’s people like the aforementioned, who secured the rights for people to have pride marches.

What do you think?