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Gallery: Iranti celebrates 5 years

by Kellyn Botha

South Africa, 10 October 2017
On 28 September Iranti celebrated five years of activism. We are looking back at the struggles and victories of the past. We are looking forward to the challenges to be tackled in the future.

 

Once again we would like to thank everyone who attended the event for making it truly special, and to everyone who helped organise and run the celebration. We would especially like to thank the Deputy Minister of the Department of Justice, John Jeffries, for making the time to speak, as well as Makgano Mamabolo and Kumkani Siwisa for acting as MCs.

 

Our resolve has never been stronger and we know we can count on our diverse allies to continue to stand alongside us as we move into the next five years!

 

To those who could not attend our celebration we know you are there with us, we respect your work, and we need your support. Please keep the lines open and let us know what you expect from our team moving forward so that we can better improve our mandate to serve queer communities across Africa!

 

 

Monique Salomon of Iranti’s Board speaks to the guests at the organisation’s five-year celebration on their time working with Iranti and the importance of work which normalises queer identity. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Monique Salomon of Iranti’s Board speaks to the guests at the organisation’s five-year celebration on their time working with Iranti and the importance of work which normalises queer identity. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Throughout the evening, music and dance performances entertained guests, who later took to dancing and singing themselves. Tribute videos and a sneak previews to Iranti films were also screened throughout the night. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Throughout the evening, music and dance performances entertained guests, who later took to dancing and singing themselves. Tribute videos and a sneak previews to Iranti films were also screened throughout the night. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Iranti’s latest work was showcased on two indoor monitors, and multiple publications were made available to guests in the foyer. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Iranti’s latest work was showcased on two indoor monitors, and multiple publications were made available to guests in the foyer. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Outside, visitors from diverse backgrounds and countries, united by their ties to Iranti, chatted and mingled until it was dark enough to begin with proceedings. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Outside, visitors from diverse backgrounds and countries, united by their ties to Iranti, chatted and mingled until it was dark enough to begin with proceedings. Photo by: Sibusiso Khwidzhili

Five years and forward. Iranti’s birthday cake acted as a centrepiece to the event, with the candle blown out collectively by the staff toward the end of the evening. Photo by: Lekgetho Makola

Five years and forward. Iranti’s birthday cake acted as a centrepiece to the event, with the candle blown out collectively by the staff toward the end of the evening. Photo by: Lekgetho Makola

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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