The scourge of Gender-Based violence in the country, which is declared a national crisis by the government has not only given rise to the number of women and children who are being abused on daily basis, but also increased the number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community who fell victims to this inhumane crime.
Philanthropist and founder of Voice of the voiceless foundation Ofentse Chauke, will on 19 December 2020 host the first annual gay pride event called short and shades, LGBTI camp master pride in Madibeng, Best End Butchery, as a way of fostering collaborative efforts in dealing with issues affecting the LGBTI community.
The events will see some of the known radio personalities including Lindiwe Motaung from Motsweding FM as well as community radio personalities such as Dj Elliot, Dr lazy bone, among others.
“The event they will kick start with dialogue to discuss issues the LGBTI community are facing on daily basis, as well as a discussion into numerous topics such HIV/AIDS treatment and testing services, the scourge of GBV, civil rights and social advocacy among a host of others,” said event director Ofentse Chauke.
Chauke added that entertainment will be order of the day. that the event strives to provide attendees with a broad offering of top class entertainment, while exposing them to one of the most amazing young talents.
“It is in our best interest to ensure that we provide attendees with a riveting mix of local artists and DJ to satisfy everyone’s needs and musical taste. The inclusion of local top class acts is our indication of the commitment to bringing music lovers and guests nothing but good entertainment,” he said.
Stakeholders such as the Mayor of Madibeng Municipality, Big Fat Boys, Madibeng FM and members of SAPS will be among the attendees.