Weekend of Celebration for LGBT Community in Saint Lucia

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08/24/2019

This weekend is a big one for the LGBTQI community in Saint Lucia. Starting Saturday, August 24, 2019, the group will host a knowledge and health fair in the William Peter Boulevard, an event supported by other civic-minded groups like United and Strong, the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality, the advocacy group Raise Your Voice and others. Maria Fontenelle, a member of Saint Lucia 758 Pride Committee reiterated on Friday, August 23, 2019, that there will not be a march by the LGBTQI community, as was previously believed by many, but rather a weekend of celebration that will encompass a variety of activities which began with a press conference that day. Fontenelle said the movement towards equality and acceptance of LGBTQI people in Saint Lucia has been resilient, rich and uniquely immersed in the diverse complexities of LGBTQI culture and local culture. “Over several decades Saint Lucia has experienced a growth in LGBTQI realisation and visibility,” Fontenelle said.

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