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Dear Beloftebos, Keep Your Wedding Venue, You're Missing Out On These LGBT Babes

This trending topic on Twitter is just so beautiful. 🌈🏳️‍🌈

04/08/2017 11:11 SAST | Updated 04/08/2017 11:11 SAST
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Members of the SA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community wave rainbow-coloured flags at the Gay Pride Festival in Durban in June. AFP PHOTO: RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images

Alex Thorne and her wife were rejected from hosting their wedding by a posh venue in Cape Town called Beloftebos. After questioning this, they found out it was because they were in a same-sex relationship that the venue was not available to them.

Read: Beloftebos Venue Refuses To Host Same-Sex Wedding -- A Potentially Dangerous Situation

"The issue is indeed not with the dates. The reason is that we only host heterosexual marriages. We wish not to offend but it is our venue policy," the owner Coia de Villiers wrote back to Thorne.

Also read: Homophobia In The SA Wedding Industry Seems To Be A Real Problem

As if by some sort of coincidence, at the same time a trending topic started globally called #LGBTBabes.

By the time it got to SA, news of Beloftebos was on people's radar and so our very own LGBTI babes jumped onto the trend and shared stunning photos of themselves.

These are our favourites from our shores.