We scour the popular ‘gaybourhood’ to find out where exactly Cape Town’s gay and lesbian crowd hang out.Barcode If you haven’t already met, allow us to introduce you to Barcode, the one-of-a-kind spot where every night is a themed night.Not to mention, South Africa was also the fifth country in the world, and the first country in Africa, to legalise same-sex marriages.Today, Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa for local and international LGBT members.(NB the closed members only domain can not be accessed through search engines such as Google etc.
In fact, South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.The gay man’s leather bar invites you to get up to some weekly fun with their dress-coded themed nights.Inside you’ll find sexy barmen, slings, a maze and an accessory store, not to mention – lots of naughty fun!Ayifuni wena itsho into khululeka.'' Loosely translated it means: ``This is my house, don't judge what I'm doing.'' Another sign tells guests that higher powers are always visiting - God the Father and the ancestors: ``Imizamo yam yophela ndakuti ka kuwe.'' Bra' Mo's door is always open. He gestures at a framed, black and white photograph of himself at sixteen. And then we did do something.'' He worked as a policeman in Tilden for eight years. ``She was sixteen when I met her.’’ They were married for 12 years and had two sons before he fell in love with a nurse and followed her to Cape Town.It’s 10am when Mo opens the door, a Black Label quart in hand. But she left him when she caught him in bed with a young man. I won't ever forget her face there in the doorway. No other woman I care for should ever look like that again.'' A very respectable explanation Over lunch Mabhuti Mkangeli (36) arrives. We who have to look out for each other’s wellbeing,’’ Mo says, lifting his glass. He works as an administrator at the clinic and dishes out advice to his guests, together with food and drink.