First pride parade in Cyprus draws thousands

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on May 31, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes.

One of the organizers, ACCEPT-LGBT Cyprus President Costas Gavrielides, said he was overwhelmed because he had expected just a few hundred people to attend the event in the heart of the capital Nicosia.

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