The support of the Joburg People’s Pride is further informed by the EFF Founding Manifesto which states that we are, “against the oppression of anyone based on their gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation, meaning that we are against patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia in all of its manifestations.”
We recognize that black gender non-conforming people are further marginalized within the economy as it relates to job, entrepreneurial and educational opportunities. The EFF’s call for economic freedom in our lifetime must therefore be understood to also mean economic freedom for those who are marginalized on the basis of their sexual identity. Economic freedom will never be complete and it is incomprehensible without the equal emancipation of all who are oppressed on the basis of sexual orientation and identity.
To build a human world is to protect the most human thing in all of us, and that is freedom. Society must protect and embrace the freedom of all to choose their sexual identity and orientation.
ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS