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The City of Cape Town strengthened its ties with the LGBT Pride shelter

Cape Town Supports Gay Shelter

6 July 2016

By Fehraad De Nicker

City of Cape Town Oranjezicht Ward 77 Councillor, Dave Bryant, prospective councillor Brandon Golding, and Councillor Stuart Diamond attended a tour of the Pride Shelter, Africa's first and only LGBTI crisis centre, hosted by the Matron, Jan Richter with Board Members Andrew Howard and Dave Nel on Tuesday 05 July.

The Pride Shelter Trust in Oranjezicht is a non-profit organisation that manages the Pride Shelter, which provides short-term accommodation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from the greater Cape Town during crisis periods in their lives.

Andrew Howard, Pride Shelter Trust Board member. said:

“We were very pleased to meet the councillors. It’s pivotal that we maintain a solid working relationship with the City of Cape Town and draw on the support of our local elected representatives. It was also great to update the councillors on our work, which we are planning to extend beyond offering short-term emergency accommodation to new training and counselling programmes for the residents and our staff,”

Councillor Bryant formally introduced Brandon Golding as the prospective councillor for the Oranjezicht ward for September 2016.

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