A BITE OUT OF OUR PINK WORLD!!!
It’s second annual Pride event drew huge crowds with many LGBT people and supporters marching in support of greater rights in the country. Homosexuality was only legalized in Cyprus in 1998, with plans for civil partnerships recently gaining approval.
Marching together in the Parade were four Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Cyprus, Australia’s Trevor Peacock, America’s John M Koenig, Austria’s Dr Karl Mueller and the UK’s Ric Todd. The Cypriot government’s Interior minister Sokratis Hasikos also attended the event.
Sokratis announced: ““I am here in my official capacity as Interior minister, but also as a representative of the government. I personally, as well as the executive branch of government, have listened closely and fully understood the issue you have repeatedly raised with successive Cypriot governments and responded positively”.