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Gays parade on streets of St Croix, USVI

- in observance of Pride Month
June 10th, 2019 | Tags: gay pride Pride Month LGBTQ Albert Bryan Parade
Participants of the gay parade wore colours associated with the LGBTQ community, waved and danced as they made their way downtown Christiansted on Saturday June 8, 2019 for Pride Month. Photo: VIC

CHRISTIANSTED, ST Croix, USVI— Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community proudly paraded down the streets of downtown Christiansted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday June 8, 2019 for Pride Month.

Pride Month commemorates the series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising.

Participants of the parade wore colours associated with the LGBTQ community, waved and danced as they made their way downtown. When arriving at Government House, they were greeted by Governor Albert Bryan, who showed his support by not only standing on the side of the street, but embracing LGBTQ members as they passed.

Mr Bryan expressed the importance of allowing individuals to be who they are. “Even in our anthem it says we hold out a welcome for one and all. So I think it’s so important that we represent and let the people know that we support all the people of our community regardless of race, sex, color, gender or orientation. We’re here to support them,” he said.

“It’s important for me to come down here and have a good time.”

This year’s event was the second annual on St Croix, with last year’s parade being held in the town of Frederiksted.

7 Responses to “Gays parade on streets of St Croix, USVI”

  • Sigh (10/06/2019, 10:47) Like (22) Dislike (28) Reply
    Lord, have mercy on them, for they don’t know what they do.
  • Myron gone (10/06/2019, 11:42) Like (19) Dislike (24) Reply
    The gay ndp is out of power so you would not be seeing this parade in the bvi anytime soon
  • Time for Pride (10/06/2019, 13:47) Like (26) Dislike (9) Reply
    No more room for Shame. Only Love my Gay brothers and sisters and gender queer folk. This is not a "Lifestyle Choice" people. Seriously, who would choose to be born into a life of being judged, ridiculed, feared, and abused by other people?
    It takes courage to stand up to that.
    Love is Love is Love. No room for Hate!
    • Xxx (10/06/2019, 15:42) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      Tell that to the Christians
      • @ xxx (10/06/2019, 18:22) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        what christians 2017 should tell you something look around most of the church were destroyed not everyone that says Lord, Lord!!!’
        • chad (11/06/2019, 15:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          You sound so stupid showing your ignorance. Don’t go throwing blame. Just make sure YOU RIGHT WITH GOD. Remember Everyman must work out his salvation with fear and trembling
  • Real Macoy (11/06/2019, 10:22) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply

    B**n out them CHi Chi.

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