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Constitution Associations Support
Religion Media
South Africa Constitution
With the release of Africa's most famous son, Nelson Mandela in 1990, a new and more liberal era began in South Africa, that ultimately brought democracy in 1994 and the inclusion of gay rights in the South African Constitution in 1996. Article 9 (iii) specifically includes a "sexual orientation" clause guaranteeing full and equal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

In December 2006 South Africa became the first country in Africa, and only the fifth in the world, to legalise same-sex marriages.

Cape Town holds an annual gay pride march, and the Cape Town Pride Festival brings revellers from across the country to the city for 11 days of entertainment. The Festival began in 2001 and now attracts over 10,000 people.

Know your rights, know the Law The entire Constitution is available online:http://www.info.gov.za/documents/constitution/index.htm
Associations, Sport, Clubs
Cape Organisation of Gay Sport (COGS)
Highly active in sport arrangement and promotion within the gay community

Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Out in Africa

Triangle Project: Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Helpline. Safe sex info and HIV counselling

Joy for Life: HIV care & support
ABIGALE: The Association of Bisexuals, Gays and Lesbians
New Life Ministries
Gay and Lesbian Christian Outreach
Good Hope Metropolitan Community Church
JewishOutLook - LGBTI Jewish Alliance South Africa
Pilgrims: Gay Catholic Group
On Line Information

Q-online is well established gay news and resource site. Gmax.co.za is a gay news and search engine with some useful listings.

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