Il primo Pride gay mai organizzato a Santa Lucia è previsto per il 23–26 agosto 2019, 50 anni dopo le rivolte di Stonewall a New York City. Il St. Lucia Pride sarà la prima celebrazione pubblica dell'orgoglio LGBTQ del paese e segnerà un'occasione storica per le persone lesbiche, gay, bisessuali e transgender (LGBTQ) di Santa Lucia, dove i maschi gay affrontano ancora fino a 10 anni di reclusione per l'intimità con lo stesso sesso.
Santa Lucia è un'isola paese sovrano delle Indie Occidentali nel Mar dei Caraibi orientale al confine con l'Oceano Atlantico. È a sud del territorio francese d'oltremare della Martinica e ad est delle Bardados.
There’s not much information yet about this first gay pride event organized in St. Lucia. Still, the Saint Lucia Pride committee has launched a logo and theme in preparation for the country’s first ever public LGBTQ pride celebration. The logo features a heart-shaped splash in rainbow colors and black, reflecting the diversity of the human family. A black fist emerges with the passion of ongoing activism to achieve full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQ people in the Caribbean.
The 2019 celebration theme “Persist with Pride”, is an affirmation for the LGBTQ community and supporters, as they stay on the path towards the goal of full recognition.
St. Lucia Pride is scheduled for August 23 – 26, 2019, with activities aimed towards educating and sensitizing the general public, as well as nurturing the dignity of non-heterosexual and gender non-conforming people in Saint Lucia.
Public activities include a panel on LGBTQ in Saint Lucia – Then and Now, Youth Engagement on the Meaning of Pride Beyond Sexual Orientation, and a Pride Family Day and Health Fair.
A Pride Fashion Show and an Island Exploration highlighting areas of note for LGBTQ Saint Lucians are planned specifically for LGBTQ people and allies.
Several community organizations and business partners are expected to be part of the Family Day and Health Fair, which will include health talks and screenings, congratulatory speeches, performances and giveaways.