Pink Mynah Festival to be held

2015-10-28 06:00

THE Gay & Lesbian Network will be hosting their annual Pink Mynah Festival in December and everyone is welcome to join the festivities.

The festival is aimed at celebrating diversity within communities, bringing people together and creating awareness.

The event promises to be jam-packed with great entertainment and will be fun for the whole family.

The festival will kick off with an Arts and Film Festival which will be held at the KZN Museum on 3 December. The highlight will be the network’s very own Rainbow Theatre Group, who performed an amazing piece at this year’s Jomba Contemporary Dance Festival, hosted by UKZN. There will be also be an art exhibition which will look at the life of members of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) community in South Africa.

The second day, 4 December, will see the Pink Mynah Pageant at the Imperial Protea Hotel. The Pageant is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 who has a South African ID or passport. There are two categories, Mr Pink Mynah and Ms Pink Mynah, and people are welcome to enter either category, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, just one of the many factors that make our pageant very unique.

On 5 December there will be a parade taking place, starting at the City Hall and ending at Alexandra Park, where there will be live music, stalls and great prizes up for grabs.

There will be an after party at Sticky Fingers (9 Manchester Road, Northdale) that night. Pre-sale tickets are available for R70 at our office which includes entrance to the after party, transport to the afterparty, entry to the lucky draw and a pink shooter on arrival. Or you can buy your ticket on the night at Sticky Fingers for R80.

There is also a competition to be entered into the 2016 Rainbow Calendar which is open to everyone in celebration of diversity.

If you are interested in entering the pageant, the calendar, having a stall, sponsoring the event or just having an awesome time for a good cause, visit or visit the offices at 187a Burger Street. Alternatively, contact the organisation at 033 342 6165 or email media@gay - Supplied.

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