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11 Jul

The History of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is a town located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is one of the oldest European settlements in the country and has a rich history that spans several centuries. The history of Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 when Simon van der Stel, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony, founded the town. He named it after himself, calling it "Stellenbosch," which translates to "van der Stel's Bush" in Dutch. The purpose of establishing Stellenbosch was to serve as a center for agriculture and viticulture in the region. Like...

3 Jul

Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Cape Town

Cape Town boasts a thriving cocktail culture with a wide range of bars offering creative and delicious concoctions. Here are ten cocktail bars in Cape Town that are highly regarded: The House of Machines: Located in the city center, The House of Machines is a trendy cocktail bar that combines the ambiance of a vintage motorcycle workshop with artisanal cocktails and live music. The Orphanage Cocktail Emporium: This popular bar in Cape Town's city center offers a speakeasy-style atmosphere with a creative menu of handcrafted cocktails. The bar is known for its...

3 Jul

Gay History of Cape Town

Cape Town, located on the southwestern coast of South Africa, has a rich and complex history when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues. While homosexuality was illegal in South Africa until 1994, Cape Town has long been a hub of LGBTQ+ culture and activism, dating back to the 19th century. One of the most prominent figures in Cape Town's gay history is James Barry, a physician who lived in the city in the early 19th century. While Barry's sexuality was never definitively proven, many historians believe that he was a transgender man...

3 Jul

When and Why PRIDE Month Began

PRIDE Month, which is celebrated annually in June, began as a commemoration of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. During that time, LGBTQ+ individuals faced widespread discrimination and harassment, and it was common for the police to target establishments that served as safe spaces for the community. The raid on the Stonewall Inn was met with resistance...

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