Pride Month: Celebrating gay South African celebrities

Pride Month: Celebrating gay South African celebrities

To celebrate Pride Month, we look at celebrities who have embraced their homosexuality.

Somizi and Mohale traditional wedding day
Somizi and Mohale at their traditional wedding / Instagram

The month of June is dedicated to gays and lesbians who are often marginalised because of their sexuality.

South Africa is home to many great celebrities who are proudly gay. 

Let's look at some of them. 

Somizi Mhlongo

Somizi Mhlongo and his partner Mohale tied the knot in 2019. 

The two are deeply in love. They had two lavish weddings which were attended by the who's who of the entertainment industry.

READ: Pics: Inside Somizi and Mohale's star-studded traditional wedding

 Rian van Heerden

JacarandaFM presenter Rian van Heerden has been very vocal about the rights of gays. 

He recently spoke to Portobello Productions about being teased because of his sexuality.

Toya Delazy

South African award-winning musician Toya Delazy is proudly gay. 

She recently celebrated eight years of being in a relationship with her partner from France. Although Toya has not shared her name, she has posted images of them having a great time. 

The singer has even written a song dedicated to the gay community called, ‘Forbidden Fruit’. 

READ: Toya Delazy talks about how she dealt with the loss of her grandmother in new song

Craig Lucas

'The Voice SA' season 2 winner Craig Lucas came out of the closet in 2018. 

He wrote an open letter to his family, friends, and fans.

Joe Foster 

South African popstar Joe Foster got engaged to his partner of three years Ziechfried Paul in 2018. 

The two got married in 2019. 

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Thandiswa Mazwai

‘Zabalaza’ hitmaker Thandiswa Mazwai is in a relationship with Anika. The two lovebirds have been together for over ten years. 

Gert-Johan Coetzee

Celebrity fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee and husband Vicky Visagie have been married for over five years. The two dated for nine years before tying the knot in a lavish wedding in 2014.

They are also business partners. 

READ: US singer slays in Gert-Johan Coetzee design

Main image courtesy of Instagram/ @somizi

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