Four ambassadors march in Cyprus Pride together
– The British, American, Australian and Austrian ambassadors to Cyprus marched together in the country’s Pride parade this weekend.
Hundreds of people yesterday marched through the streets of the country’s capital Nicosia, to mark its second annual Pride celebrations.
The event drew huge crowds, with many LGBT people and supporters marching in support of greater rights in the country. Homosexuality was only legalised 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.
by Nick Duffy
Source – PinkNews
Correction to the report posted here: there were six Ambassadors marching as with the above the Swedish and Finnish Ambassadors were there as well. Others who wanted to march too were either abroad or unable but sent representatives such as the Dutch, Spanish and Italian Embassies, amongst others. Representatives of the European Parliament and European Commission where there too.