Tenth Edition of LGBTI Pride Parade Takes Place This Sunday in Costa Rica

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Sunday, June 23 2019, Costa Rica will celebrate the tenth edition of the Pride Parade, a colorful event that celebrates the differences in sexual preferences and promotes tolerance and respect of the members of the LGBTI community.

24 floats, music, dance, shows, international guests, are just part of the event that will once again take the streets of San Jose, starting at Centro Colón in Paseo Colón and will continue towards the National Museum where the main stage will be located.

Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo is this year’s guest of honor, she is considered an icon of the LGBTI community due to her work in defense of the rights of this population.

The first edition of the Pride Parade in Costa Rica gathered only a small group of people, but year after year the event has grown to the point that the organizers expect the participation of close to 200,000 people this year.

“This parade has the participation of groups of students, families, political organizations, companies, among others, these groups have united and grown stronger”, commented Geovanny Delgado, one of the organizers of the event, to news daily La Nación.

The LGBTI community in Costa Rica celebrates several important accomplishments, such as the elimination of the gender specification in the ID cards, the possibility of a same sex couple to extend their health insurance to their partner in the regulations of the Social Security Service (CCSS) and the recognition of same sex marriage that will become a reality by next year.

The Pride Parade or “Marcha de la Diversidad” will begin at noon time and extend until four in the afternoon, the event will be broadcasted live through TDMas, channel 16 in CableTica. People who want to take part of the parade should arrive early due to the number of people participating of the activity.

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