On Saturday of June 8th, 2019, the annual Pride Parade was celebrated in the nation’s capital. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, which was the ignition of the modern LGBTQ movement.
In Venezuela, the LGBTQ community does not have the same legal protection rights as the rest of the citizens. There has been some progress in the last few years but still a lot of work needs to be done.
A part of the Venezuelan diaspora in Washington, D.C. came to show support at the Pride Parade. It is important for us as a community to be inclusive with everyone no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or economic status. Diversity is what makes a country rich in culture, which in turn gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.
By Freddy Cova & Francisco Medina.