The continent's most established and well-attended Pride event takes places this coming Saturday in Sandton.
It's nearly 30 years since the first pride event was held in South Africa against the backdrop of apartheid.
Take a listen as Eusebius and guests explore the history and evolution of pride both nationally and globally.
GALA's Keval Harie begins by explaining why it's important to place Pride in South African in an historical context:
It's critical that the liberation of gay and lesbian people was critical to the broader liberation struggle.— Keval Harie, Executive director - GALA Queer Archive
I don't know how much has changed from a society point of view, black lesbians are still targetted for rape in the townships today just as they were then.— Sharon Cooper, co-Chair of Pride in South Africa in 1997
If we had to all stand up and vote for whether lesbian and gay people should keep their rights, I'm not entirely sure that South Africa and Africa would say yes.— Sharon Cooper, co-Chair of Pride in South Africa in 1997
Take a listen to the discussion below: