Published On: Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014

Out Traveler: “Curacao showed the Caribbean how it’s done by hosting its second annual Pride celebration”

Whiteparty20149x633WILLEMSTAD – In a recent article published on the website Out Traveler, which is a website dedicated to gay travelers, the author indicated how Curaçao's Pride Party completely deviated from the Caribbean tradition.

According to the author of the article, as one of the only Caribbean nations to host a Pride celebration for LGBT residents and visitors, Curacao is a tolerant island in a sea of homophobia. “While some in the region work to make Caribbean nations like Jamaica more hospitable to gay and transgender people, the former Dutch colony is already there, welcoming LGBT tourists to the island with open arms.”

The island's second Pride celebration worked to spread that message of inclusivity, while also allowing plenty of opportunity to dance and get rowdy. The Pride festivities, centered in the Handelskade neighborhood in the capital of Willemstad, wrapped on Sunday after theme parties, a movie marathon, and parades took over the island.

Photo credit: Frank Holtslag

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