Cyprus Mail

Flashmob highlights LGBT rights

Shoppers and strollers in the main pedestrianised streets of Old Nicosia bore witness to a flash mob on Saturday, organised by a group of European youth promoting intercultural awareness and social inclusion, under the banner The Change Game.

The Change Game is a training course that promotes intercultural awareness and cooperation towards fighting against marginalisation, while promoting social inclusion and equal opportunities forthe LGBT community in Europe.

It seeks to raise awareness among young people and youth workers to the extent to which culture has an effect on the exclusion of certain groups in society, with a focus on the LGBT community. In addition, it aims to find cross-cultural and sustainable solutions to fight discrimination and enhance social inclusion.

The training course is organised by an informal youth group called Ambassadors of Change and took place in Nicosia from September 28 to October 6.

The course is approved and funded by Erasmus+ through the Youth Board of Cyprus. The 35 participants (youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, project managers, youth policy makers, etc.) aged 18-25 years old came from Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Lithuania.

The flashmob expressed the need of society to recognise the rights of LGBT, in the process attracting a keen interest from the watching public.

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