May 19th, 2017The Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.
Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:
Cyprus' Foreign Minister discusses the Council of Europe and the island's record on Human Rights;
June 26th, 2016Turkish police fired tear gas in central Istanbul on Sunday to disperse dozens of activists attempting to gather to mark the annual Gay Pride week after authorities banned their march.
The Gay Pride march, which had taken place without incident every year since 2003 with the exception of last year, had been called off on Friday, but...
June 6th, 2015By Angelos Anastasiou
Hundreds of people flocked to the 2nd annual Gay Pride parade in down-town Nicosia on Saturday, with prominent members of local leadership expressing their solidarity with the marchers’ cause.
People in support of the gay pride movement started gathering at the municipal gardens in Nicosia early in the...
April 28th, 2015By Constantinos Psillides
Accept-LGBTI Cyprus will hold its second Gay Pride Parade in Nicosia on June 6, according to a news release issued by the NGO on Tuesday.
The slogan of this year’s parade is “Free to be” and it will focus on freedom of expression.
“The community demands the right to free expression and to be...
December 3rd, 2014By Constantinos Psillides
Accept-LGBT head Costas Gavrielides has welcomed a report by the ombudsman blasting police for taking down a photo exhibition featuring naked men, telling the Cyprus Mail that as far as he is concerned there’s no case against him.
Gavrielides was taken to the police station on November 21 to answer for a...
June 1st, 2014By Constantinos Psillides
The story of the gay movement in Cyprus reflects that of the gay movements throughout the western world: prosecution, followed by decades of civil right protests, opposition by society, reluctant acceptance and finally mainstream approval.
Cyprus’ first Gay Pride Parade that took place in Nicosia on...
May 31st, 2014Thousands of people marched in Nicosia on Saturday in the island's first gay pride parade.
The festivities were somewhat marred by scuffled between police and anti-gay protesters who withdrew shortly afterwards. A smoke bomb tossed near Eleftheria Square where the main event was being held did not interrupt the gathering.
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