Intercommunal Pride march takes place on Saturday in Nicosia

An intercommunal Pride march takes place on Saturday late afternoon, with people from both sides of the divide marching separately to meet at Home for Cooperation, in the Nicosia buffer zone.

According to a Facebook statement by the organisers of the event, “United by Pride”, “LGBTQI+ people from all around Cyprus and beyond are gathering and marching for their rights in Nicosia.”

“For the first time in Cyprus,” it is noted, LGBTQI+ organisations and communities across the island are coming together and joining forces for an intercommunal, self-organised, self-funded, grassroots Pride with the slogan “United by Pride”.

The event is co-hosted by Queer Collective Cy, Queer Cyprus Association, LGBT-PILIPINAS, LGBT Africa and LGBTQIA+ & Allies Students Club of University of Cyprus.

“Together, we are co-creating a platform of solidarity among LGBTQI+ people, communities and organisations in Cyprus in order to strengthen each other’s voices and celebrate our diversity,” they said.

The event will start at 18:00 with two separate marches in Nicosia, one starting from Eleftheria Square and the other from Kugulu Park in the occupied part of the capital. Both marches will end at Home for Cooperation, in the buffer zone for an after-march street party concluding at 23:00.

The organisers invite everyone to march with them in support of human rights for LGBTQI+ people in Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency