“All they need is support”
The event of LGBT took place in Soshanguve Block NN. It was all about Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgender making them feel special and welcomed. This event was formed by Kgomotso Nyalunga who is the founder of the LGBT organization which was established in 2008
Kgomotso Nyalunga was always fond of children especially isolated ones. The organization of LGBT’s started when there was a kid who used to come to Kgomotso for advice saying “At home I am forced to wear a skirt and they force me to go to church. “This took me to a corner to start this organization, because I am a Christian who aims to help people,” said Kgomotso.
Kgomotso Nyalunga during her speech mentioned that this is about motivation; helping to handle rejection as some of them are more open to her than their parents, “I help them by all means for them to discover themselves, to have self-esteem and raising awareness to their parents who play a big role to them. Kgomotso says she walks with them through the journey as they are growing and others turning into a puberty stage, also as taking them to career expositions and being there for their educational support.
Lesego Mashifane one of the LGBT members mentioned that “Kgomotso is our mother we are grateful for her and we love her so much she is always there for us whenever we need her, she is just great plus we are young and exposed to a lot of things out there things like alcohol and drugs. So at least this organisation keeps us being from playing on streets.
A guest speaker was also part of the event, which he is an inspiration to a lot of LGBT members. Ofentse Mothape is a gay personality, founder of Mawisa entertainment and MC; he was invited to be a guest speaker at the event. Ofentse Mothape told the LGBT members that they should come out whenever they feel like the time is right, especially in situations where by they have to tell people that they are different, as for being gays and lesbians. He also told the LGBT members that it is never easy; they should talk to someone who they trust and say “I am different and I need help or need to be accepted.
The LGBT members during the event portrayed various talents as some were making poems, gumboots dance and singing.