(Left) Tinyiko Khoza, 36, Finance Manager in the mining industry.
(Right) Malebo Maleka, 26, Senior Personal Assistant and Part- time Indoor Cycling Instructor
The pair met through mutual friends at a braai, in 2015, and connected instantly. Malebo stole a kiss and Tinyiko waited 10 months before taking a leap of faith and making contact.
ON THE MEANING OF PRIDE MONTH...
Tinyiko: “The most important thing is that today I can be a corporate high flyer, raise a family, educate my children and be completely unafraid to own those spaces as a queer black woman. We’re shattering all those stereotypes that say we’re deadbeats and drunks. We’re committed to changing the narrative about being queer inthis day and age.”
Malebo: “It’s a celebration of how far we’ve come as a community. We celebrate that in 2019, we can get married and have children together. It’s the little things, like being able to hold my girlfriend’s hand in public with no hesitation, that make me feel like I have found my ‘happy place’.