Pride Festival Slams Rainbow, Old South African Flag Comparison

Johannesburg Pride, the largest LGBTIQ+ pride parade and festival on the African continent, has called for a retraction from AfriForum after the lobby group made a comparison between the rainbow flag, which is representative of the LGBTIQ+ community, and the old South African flag, which the Nelson Mandela Foundation called to be banned in an equality court application, claiming it was tantamount to hate speech.



Photo: ILO

The rainbow flag, commonly the gay pride flag and LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride (file photo).

The old South African flag (file photo).

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