The Upper Room Communion – a sexual and gender diversity affirming church based in Durban, South Africa – will be joining the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2014, with a march for LGBT Freedom of Expression, which will take place along the city’s beachfront.
Organisers say that: ‘As a church and with the community we will walk along the Golden Mile dressed to the nines in celebration of our Freedom of Expression. We will also walk a mile in heels in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Uganda end elsewhere in Africa where the freedoms we take for granted could result in severe punishments and death.’
They say that ‘As a gay and affirming Community, we invite every one into fellowship – Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Curious and Intersex people and even our heterosexual brothers and sisters because no one is excluded from Gods saving Grace and Love.’
The ‘IDAHOT 2014 Beach Walk’ will take place on May 17, from 9.30 am.
It will take place at Golden Mile, Durban Beachfront, Snell Parade, Durban.
For more information about the event or the Church, you can log onto the Upper Room Community’s page on facebook, or their website.