South African Gay Flag Revealed at MCQP
A crowd of 10 000 watched in anticipation as an enormous flag dropped and revealed for the first time the South African Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered flag at this year’s MCQP, one of the largest parties in the country.
The message of the Mother City Queer Project this year was that of Gay and South African Pride, as well as showing the value of upholding human rights. The designer of the flag Huge Brockman says ‘I truly believe we (the GLBT community) put the dazzle into our Rainbow nation and this flag is a symbol of just that…look at all these costumes, this event, even Cape Town at large. It is a testimony that we as the Gay community have a lot to offer in skills, talent, inspiration, business (millions in PINK MONEY) and life’.
Now in its fourteenth year, MCQP has grown to become a national and international cultural phenomenon, transcending race, culture, gender and sexuality. This year’s MCQP was bigger, better and more fabulous than ever as throngs of party-goers of all sexualities and races came together for an evening of fun, dancing, support and acceptance.
South Africa’s Gay community hosted this incredible event at Cape Town’s brand new Cape Town Stadium, with organizers Tommy Patterson and Ian McMahon providing the finest music and entertainment the city has ever witnessed.
The magnificent success of MCQP generated support for the gay community and provided a platform for them to identify with the new symbol of Gay pride in South Africa which will soon be seen in the new year at Cape Town Pride 2011.
Cape Town’s gay village of De Waterkant has already adopted the flag as their own. The flag is set to be taken to Johannesburg and the rest of the country.