Gay Pride 2015 organised by ACCEPT is an event coming up in my resident country of Cyprus on June 6th 2015 and I’m excited… Here’s why I can’t wait until gay pride 2015.
As a writer, one of the things I love the most is to absorb myself in the world of others and spend time listening to people’s stories. After attending the first gay pride in Cyprus last year I was so inspired and I believe that this year will be even better. Attending the event with my gay best friends last year was an experience I will remember forever and I fell in love with the atmosphere. Speaking to attendees young, old, straight,gay, English, Canadian, Cypriot you name it, there was one common thread… #EQUALITY.
And equality is an important issue. Did you know that 73% of LGBTQs have been harassed online due to sexual orientation or gender identity? If this is an issue that affects you or a friend you may want to check out this handy guide.
From a social media perspective, gay pride is a pure delight! I loved tweeting about the event, sharing photos, tagging myself in YouTube videos (where I seemed to appear a lot) and meeting a great bunch of people in person and online. Using the hashtags #CyprusGayPride #Equality and #LoveForAll I was able to share my photos with everyone around the world following the event and also look at all other relevant tweets.
I am hoping to write some blogs on the event to show the world that whoever you are and whatever your orientation, the event welcomes you. A summer festival filled with smiles, rainbow flags, friendship and hope.
If you are attending gay pride 2015 I would love to hear from you – tweet me @charli_says