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Tanzania Pride 2024 is a Historic Event

Updated: May 14





by James Wandera Ouma, Executive Director, LGBT Voice Tanzania / AFRICA PRIDE 2024


Despite encountering obstacles in the past, like the initial parade in 2013 that faced challenges due to limited resources and community involvement, LGBT Voice Tanzania is now gearing up for Tanzania Pride 2024, a Unity March set to take place on June 29th. This upcoming event, which is a part of Africa Pride 2024, holds significant importance, representing a strong display of support and unity for the LGBTQ+ community in Tanzania.


The main goal of Tanzania Pride 2024 is to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds to champion equality and foster acceptance throughout the country.


One of the key milestones in the journey towards Tanzania Pride 2024 was the overcoming of the setbacks faced during the first parade in 2013. It serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies in Tanzania.


Through perseverance and increased community engagement, LGBT Voice Tanzania has managed to transform challenges into opportunities for growth and progress.


The significance of Tanzania Pride 2024 extends beyond just a single event. It signifies a movement towards a more inclusive and accepting society where individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities can feel safe and valued.


By coming together in solidarity, participants in the Unity March are not only advocating for their rights but also sending a powerful message of unity and empowerment to the broader Tanzanian community.


As preparations for Tanzania Pride 2024 continue to unfold, the momentum and anticipation are building among supporters and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. The growing excitement surrounding the event reflects a shift in attitudes and a greater willingness to embrace diversity and promote equality in Tanzania.


Through events like Tanzania Pride 2024, the LGBTQ+ community is carving out a space for themselves where their voices can be heard, respected, and celebrated.


We extend an earnest invitation to friends, allies, and well-wishers to join us in this historic event and provide financial support to ensure its successful realization.


By coming together and standing as one, we can make a powerful statement in support of LGBTQ rights and foster a more inclusive and accepting society in Tanzania.

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