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Cyprus's first gay pride march will highlight lack of rights

May 30, 2014    

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus's first Gay Pride march on Saturday will highlight the lack of legal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised.Gay couples in Cyprus do not have the same rights to social housing and other benefits as heterosexuals and miss out on other entitlements such as being consulted over medical treatment if a partner is ill."Nothing has happened to improve the legal rights of LGBT since 1998," said Costas Gavrielides, head of Accept LGBT Cyprus, a group representing some 700 people.He noted that...

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