Cyprus marks world day against homophobia with pledge for equality

Cyprus marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday with a clear message that there will be no tolerance of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights, Maria Stylianou-Lottides said May 17 was a day to recognise “the rights of all people to be themselves and to express themselves freely without fear of persecution, ridicule or marginalisation.”

Political parties and other groups also issued statements to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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