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Outfits, Excitement, Adrenaline is rolling in as Feather Awards SA underway

Wednesday Johannesburg -  it marks the day that after the Gay community celebrated pride some time ago, they will be hosting the Feather awards, The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. As we know the drama within the community, color blocking is sure to be there, the dress code was announced as being stylish. During the Nominee announcement party, everyone cheered when it was revealed that the state broadcaster (SABC) will for the first time in the past of this event, screen the event. The Feathers will not only and is not only for gay people, but will also honor those that have shown support and love for the SA gay - lesbian community, “Cheers, darling!’ to people who inspire us!” said Thami Kotlolo (Founder and Co-producer of the Feathers). What's your take about the awards?

The Feathers are described as South Africa’s cheekiest and most audacious awards ceremony, a celebration of public icons, in the following fields, entertainment, sports and business, that of course the gay community finds inspiring, amusing, or just plain scandalous.

The excitement can’t seem to fade as the state broadcaster is going to screen this magnificent event to its multiple million viewers, that of course will get the chance for the very first time to watch the screening of the event on their Telly screens.

The Feathers are renowned its take no prisoners, tell it like is kind of an approach, the awards consistently deliver an evening of hilarity, heartfelt tributes, and un-politically correct, yet well placed truth telling. 

“It feels amazing to have actually reached 4 years of the Feathers! The ceremony has been so well-embraced, and supported across the board," says awards founder and co-producer Thami Kotlolo  “The Feathers are now a firm part of the Mzansi entertainment scene – and more importantly, have created a platform for sexual minorities to express themselves about the lighter side of life. We deal with so many heavy and serious issues as gays and lesbians in South Africa – this is just one night where we kick back be fabulous,  and give a ‘Cheers, darling!’ to people who inspire us!”

So tonight it’s on, The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. It’s The Feather Awards South Africa! Stay tuned @GoXtraNews as we'll be tweeting live at the event...

By Buchule Raba | @BuchuleB

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