In divided Cyprus, LGBT+ groups join forces

Gay rights groups from both sides of the ethnic divide in Cyprus have formalized their cooperation in raising public awareness about gay rights.

Accept-LGBTI Cyprus, from the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south, and the Queer Cyprus Association, from the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, converged last week to mark their milestone partnership in helping to break down the nation’s physical divide and complex politics. A key focus of the groups’ cooperation will be to pool knowledge in order to help in the advancement of gay rights on both sides.

Cyprus has made significant strides in recent years in the promotion of gay rights, there’s still a long way to go for LGBT+ people there to gain full acceptance from their families and society in general.

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