Pride does justice proud

Gillian Schutte in Mail & Guardian
A new movement for sexual minorities has spurned big business to
 fight broader social ills, writes Gillian Schutte.

The first Johannesburg People’s Pride march took place on October 5 at Constitution Hill and the political nature of the event was clearly evident. Protest songs filled the air. People’s Pride linked many struggles to those for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights – housing and other socioeconomic rights, and access to water and food.