Caribbean Countries Hold First-Ever Pride Parades | World | News


Activists in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados this month held their countries’ first-ever Pride parades.

Hundreds of people took part in a Pride parade in the Trinidadian capital of Port of Spain on Saturday.

Many of the participants were holding Pride flags as they participated in the event. Newsday, a Trinidadian newspaper, reported a health fair took place in a local park named after former South African President Nelson Mandela before the parade.

“The visibility we share here, today, is going to shine a light on the issues that LGBTI people face, that so many people want to stifle and keep us in the closet and don’t want to deal with to find the kind of solutions we are looking for,” Kennedy Maharaj, chief administrative officer of…

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