Haiti LGBTQ festival cancelled due to threats

Haiti LGBTQ festival cancelled due to threats
 

Organisers have called off a festival celebrating Haiti's Afro-Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community because of threats of violence and government opposition.
Jean Danton Leger, commissioner of Port-au-Prince, said he had blocked the event to protect public morals.
It came after Haitian lawmaker, known for homophobic views, called for the Massimadi festival to be banned.
One of the event's organisers described discrimination homosexuals faced.
"Our festival was postponed precisely because there has been a verbal ban by the government commissioner of Port au Prince,... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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