Ministry of Justice and Public Order
125. Athalassas Avenue
Nicosia – CYPRUS
Brussels, 1 December 2014,
Concerns: Support letter to Accept-LGBT Cyprus regarding the shutdown of its photo exhibition related to the Transgender Day of Remembrance
Accept-LGBT Cyprus marks the Human Rights Day with the exhibition PRIDE! which will include selected photographs from the 1st Cyprus Pride Day that took place last May, as well as artwork related to the subject by Cypriot artists.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, at 20:30, at the Phytorio (Visual Artists Association), situated in the Nicosia Municipal Garden.
COMPLAINT FOR CENSORSHIP AND DISCRIMINATION BY ACCEPT-LGBT CYPRUS
Accept-LGBT Cyprus regrets to announce that on Friday afternoon, 21 November 2014, Cyprus Police proceeded with the confiscation of the photo exhibition “Correction” of the Greek Trans Activist Paola Revenioti that was organised as part of a series of events relating to Transgender Day of Remembrance which is held internationally on the 20th November.
Every year on November 20th, International Transgender Day of Remembrance commemorates those who died after falling victims to transphobia and hatred by members of our community who cannot accept gender non-conforming people. It is also a day on which the international community has the opportunity to highlight the problems faced by the transgender community on a daily basis.
The members of the Brussels’ based International LGBTI Association (ILGA-Europe) unanimously approved today in Riga the proposal filed by Accept – LGBT Cyprus claiming the organisation of the Annual Conference of the Association for 2016 for Cyprus.
Based on this it is expected that around 450 people from about 50 countries, including ministers, politicians, academics, activists and representatives of the European Union and the United Nations will meet in Cyprus in October 2016 to promote LGBTI rights in Europe and beyond.