Bahamas: Patrons expressed their outrage with LGBTQ+ upcoming 4th annual pride week in Bahamas. While expressing disappointment, they referred it an act of “foolishness” and “disrespectful”.
One of the local activists said that Bahamas will not allow activities, aiming to promote the demeaning and offending acts. She said that the series of the event which were hosted last time make other people uncomfortable and ashamed.
There is an event named “Pool Party” about which activist expressed serious concerns and said that the event said “Let’s get soaking wet”. She said,”It means two man comes together and get soak and wet, no we don’t believe in that.”
Several other activities also criticized the lineup of the events for the pride month and accused that the truth is hampering their fight for inclusion and respect. Pastor said,”We are targeting the gender that doesn’t come from God, and in order to being bold, we can’t let these activities to be happened in Bahamas.”
Other social activists expressed concern and said that why do people have to advertise about their sexual preferences. He added,”Who wants to know that. So, when a person advertise that he wants to marry another man, then it causes problems.”
The 4th annual Pride Week is all set to return in Bahamas from October 4 to 10, 2023. The community will celebrate the month under the theme– “Forward Upward Onward Together Road to Inclusion.”
The pride month 2023 will feature several events such as pride opening ceremony and reception, Sip and Pain with Pride and 4th annual Pride Bahamas Show.
Besides this, the week will also consist of the events such as Pride Park Artist Night Market, Elevation Community Memorial and Let’s Get Soaking Wet. As per the LGBTQ+ community, the pride month is aimed to promote the rights of the people who are not men and women.
They asserted that these events will also help them in garnering the respect and inclusion in the society so that they can also live normal lives.
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