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04/08/2017 11:11 SAST | Updated 04/08/2017 11:11 SAST

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

This trending topic on Twitter is just so beautiful. πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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
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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.

  • 1. Thapelomokz
    Twitter
    #LGBTBabes for my bearded fellow gay men ❀️ https://t.co/Qb1PHm16vQ
  • 2. Omari_ZA
    Twitter
    Heterosexual in this economy???? WHY babe??? #LGBTBabes https://t.co/GVOcsqL0rP
  • 3. FZCLARKE
    Twitter
    Yasss!!! #LGBTbabes https://t.co/qQ8zr11WU2
  • 4. MpumzaNgwenya
    Twitter
    Woke up to #LGBTbabes 🌈, so I thought I'd just brighten up your day with my smile. Have a nice day πŸ˜™ https://t.co/qo9Doayx9w
  • 5. Kingnicxx
    Twitter
    HELLO πŸ˜˜πŸ’•βœ¨πŸ’« #LGBTbabes https://t.co/Miic5qXbfP
  • 6. Andrewil24
    Twitter
    A tag to feed my self-obsession... I'm here for it πŸ’™ #LGBTbabes https://t.co/UoLitHnlJL
  • 7. Dreamthatglow
    Twitter
    That T[ea] bbz ❀️ that African Tea... #LGBTbabes https://t.co/692DxHrDc0
  • 8. Nas_Minaj
    Twitter
    #LGBTbabes Gay and proud ❀🌈 https://t.co/qiV7X6U01h
  • 9. LovaticLeshilo
    Twitter
    Yikes @ my cheeks πŸ˜‚ #LGBTbabes https://t.co/xApJwIMekg
  • 10. DaBlaqRosee
    Twitter
    It's the damn Fliter #LGBTbabes 😩😍😭 https://t.co/u123AKf2F6
  • 11. Markosix
    Twitter
    😍😍😍😍😍 #LGBTbabes https://t.co/cXIyPxfvEs
  • 12. Gyre_SA
    Twitter
    My Mobicel isn't bad yo. And yeah I wear glasses #LGBTBabes https://t.co/AQptlG8qNU
  • 13. Swazikills
    Twitter
    just a regular degular bisexual gal ✨#LGBTBabes https://t.co/W3ZSWLmv4Q
  • 14. Kamo_Lefara
    Twitter
    #LGBTbabes I have been judged before.but still standing. https://t.co/SatGsFC6AN
  • 15. TheRoku
    Twitter
    #LGBTbabes I'm cute I guess (transmasc & gaaaaaaay) https://t.co/DH0Ia9uMVz
  • 16. Bongani_tsh
    Twitter
    Woke up to #LGBTbabes hope I'm not lateπŸ‘… https://t.co/WMIvt9BJnD
  • 17. Mrlawrence_SA
    Twitter
    #LGBTbabes πŸ™‹πŸ½‍β™‚οΈπŸ³οΈ‍🌈 https://t.co/ir5JF6CNx8
  • 18. ____Zin
    Twitter
    Accepting my queerness is the reason why everything else in my life fell into place. #LGBTbabes https://t.co/yXsietbMSP
  • 19. HugoUys
    Twitter
    Proud to be a part of this community β€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ #LGBTbabes https://t.co/oEadFY21xr
  • 20. Gerwld
    Twitter
    #LGBTbabes 🏳️‍🌈 https://t.co/ivOrqew2Af
  • 21. _Prince_Musa_
    Twitter
    I am honoured boo @CamagwiniTMade Hope am not too late #lgbtbabes 🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/kcGrUmsLD7