Monday 21 October, 2019

WATCH: LGBT community paint streets of the City

'Candy' was one of the front runners in the Pride parade.

'Candy' was one of the front runners in the Pride parade.

The colours of the rainbow were on display all through the streets of Bridgetown when Pride Barbados staged the second annual Pride Parade on Sunday.   

Members of the LGBT community and its allies hit the streets just after 4 pm starting from the Rihanna Drive of the Mighty Grynner Highway and ended at the Bay Street Esplanade. 

Co-Director of Pride Barbados, Ro-ann Mohammed told LOOP COMMUNITY the event exceeded the committee’s expectations and they are pleased to provide a space where members of the LGBT community can be "their authentic selves". 

Spectators lined the route to view parade-participants as they danced and sang their hearts out to the newest soca, reggae and dancehall tunes as well as traditional LGBT anthems including Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ and The Village People ‘YMCA’.  

The parade featured a dance performance from 'Candy' and encouraging speeches from an overseas religious leader, Pastor Ogun Holder and Didi Winston. Winston was honoured with the 2019 LGBTQ+ Visibility Award. 

 

Barbados Pride Parade 2019

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