IDAHOT 2013

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia or IDAHOT. Iranti-Org, headed by Jabu C. Pereira, hosted the first large scale IDAHOT celebrations in southern Africa on the 17 May in collaboration with Forum for the Empowerment of Women, Transgender Intersex Africa, Coalition of African Lesbians, Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee, Pan Africa ILGA, Gender Dynamix, TransBantu Zambia, Sexual Rights Centre Zimbabwe and Uthingo the Rainbow.
26 Pins7 Followers
IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. After the flashmob everyone singing and making their way out of Carlton Centre to the bus for the bus tour that went around the streets of Johannesburg.

After the flashmob everyone singing and making their way out of Carlton Centre to the bus for the bus tour that went around the streets of Johannesburg.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. This group of people joined together to make sure that the day reflected who they are and say what they feel they want to say to the community.

This group of people joined together to make sure that the day reflected who they are and say what they feel they want to say to the community.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. The randomly co-ordinated flashmob dance in the shopping mall taking place and making a striking visual for the media.

The randomly co-ordinated flashmob dance in the shopping mall taking place and making a striking visual for the media.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Candice Nkosi really enjoying the drumming by Ayanda Msiza of Iranti-Org.

Candice Nkosi really enjoying the drumming by Ayanda Msiza of Iranti-Org.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Dimakatso, Tebogo, Siphiwe and Nelly of Uthingo – The Rainbow dancing opposite the flashmob.

Dimakatso, Tebogo, Siphiwe and Nelly of Uthingo – The Rainbow dancing opposite the flashmob.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. The media was interested in hearing from the lead dancer of flashmob, Candice Nkosi, about her view about  LGBTI issues in South Africa.

The media was interested in hearing from the lead dancer of flashmob, Candice Nkosi, about her view about LGBTI issues in South Africa.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Ntsupe Mohapi of Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC) dancing with a smile on their face. All went well.

Ntsupe Mohapi of Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC) dancing with a smile on their face. All went well.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Clapping and dancing while Candice Nkosi  danced to the African drum played for her.

Clapping and dancing while Candice Nkosi danced to the African drum played for her.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Not everyone was as happy and excited as the others about the flashmob. These two worried about the outcome.

Not everyone was as happy and excited as the others about the flashmob. These two worried about the outcome.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Old friends catching up while making their way to Carlton Centre for a surprise flashmob.

Old friends catching up while making their way to Carlton Centre for a surprise flashmob.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Gender Dynamix members came all the way from Cape Town to commemorate, support and celebrate the day with Iranti-Org.

Gender Dynamix members came all the way from Cape Town to commemorate, support and celebrate the day with Iranti-Org.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Everyone rushing from Iranti-Org’s offices to Carlton Centre for the flashmob.

Everyone rushing from Iranti-Org’s offices to Carlton Centre for the flashmob.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Zanele Muholi of Inkanyiso.Org showing thumbs up and sharing a good laugh with a friend.

Org showing thumbs up and sharing a good laugh with a friend.

Every second more people randomly joined the flashmob.

Every second more people randomly joined the flashmob.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Activists sometimes find ways to express their concerns about homophobia and transphobia through art. This expression paves the way for conversation and dialogue  about the what participants, saw, heard and felt about what they  experienced.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Activists sometimes find ways to express their concerns about homophobia and transphobia through art. This expression paves the way for conversation and dialogue about the what participants, saw, heard and felt about what they experienced.

IDAHOT 2013, Johannesburg. Candice Nkosi, the lead dancer of the flashmob,  opening the action with her solo performance that deeply moved everyone in the Carlton Centre.

Candice Nkosi, the lead dancer of the flashmob, opening the action with her solo performance that deeply moved everyone in the Carlton Centre.

Pinterest
Search