Pride shall actively seek affiliations with national and international lesbian and gay organisations to build partnerships with such organisations and support the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
- Existing affiliations.
The Pride Committee is a member of Interpride. Interpride is an affiliation of Gay Pride organisations from 70 cities in 17 countries.
Through this affiliation Johannesburg Pride was able to co-host the Stonewall 30 celebrations in 1999. In October 1998, representatives of Gay Pride organisations from 70 cities in 17 countries met in Los Angeles and voted to recognise the cities of Johannesburg and Oakland, San Francisco as sites for the official celebrations of Stonewall 30.
1999 marked the 30th anniversary of the civil disturbances in New York City that have become known as the Stonewall rebellion. In June 1969, when the police entered the bar of the Stonewall Inn, the drag queens resisted arrest. A fight broke out and the police called for backup. Word spread through the neighbourhood and thousands joined in as clashes with the police quickly escalated. For New York City, it became four nights of the worst rioting in city history.
For gay people around the world it became a rallying cry. The chant "GAY POWER", rang out. It is widely regarded as the pivotal catalyst in the history of the struggle for social equality, civil justice and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
- The National Coalition of Gay and Lesbian Equality.
The Pride Committee is an affiliate of the National Coalition of Gay and Lesbian Equality. The NCGLE was initiated to achieve the following objectives:
- To retain sexual orientation in the Equality Clause of the Constitution.
- To decriminalise same-sex conduct.
- To initiate constitutional litigation challenging discrimination against same sex relationships, and
- To train representative leadership for South Africa’s gay and lesbian community.
- The International Lesbian and Gay Association
Pride has applied to be a member of ILGA.
ILGA is a world-wide federation of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people everywhere. Founded in 1978, it now has more than 350 member organisations. Every continent and around 80 countries are represented. ILGA works for the equality of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination, seeking to achieve this aim through the world-wide co-operation and mutual support of its members. ILGA focuses public and government attention on cases of discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people by supporting programmes and protest actions, asserting diplomatic pressure, providing information, and working with international organisations and the international media.
- Future affiliations
Pride shall actively seek affiliations and network with existing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups, human rights groups and civil movements in the future with the aim of:
- Ensuring the building of an active lgbt movement in Southern Africa.
- Ensuring the diversity within the lgbt movement is recognised and affirmed.
- Ensuring that the rights of all lgbt people are recognised and maintained.
- Supporting the fight for the rights of other marginilsed groups in society including womin, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with disabilities and youth.