Gay and lesbian activists call for "racist" Cape Town Pride to be more inclusive

"Alternative Inclusive Pride" activists hold a banner accusing the mainstream gay pride march of being racist. Photo by Barbara Maregele.

“I don't always feel safe walking in the street. The guys who sit on the corners have told me they are going to rape me or they grab me while I'm walking. I can't walk hand-in-hand with a girlfriend in the township,” a teary-eyed Mikana said.