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Gay Pride parade scheduled for June 6

Last year's successful parade

By 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 itself. The right to live without censorship, without worrying that its very existence could spark a reaction, and free of the self imposed torture of leading a double life. The LGBTI community is here, it creates and lives among us,” the news release said.

The NGO urged everyone who believed in equal rights to support the event. The first Gay Pride parade was held on May 31, 2014 and proved to be a success.

The Gay Pride Parade will be under the auspices of Nicosia mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis

The events will kick off on May 28 with art exhibits, documentary screenings, book presentations, poetry nights, music events, and others.

Trans activist Paola Revenioti will bring back an art exhibit called “Correction,” that sparked controversy in 2014.

The photo exhibit featured pictures of naked men and was taken down by police after complaints.

Police were acting on an antiquated indecency law and have since returned the photos.

Known Greek author and gay rights activist Auguste Corteau will also take part in the celebrations.

For more information go to acceptcy.org/pride

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