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Bahamas gay pride weekend cut short by death threats

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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An inaugural gay pride weekend in the Bahamas was cut short as members of the LGBT community abandoned the planned events “out of fear” of repercussions from irate members of the public, reported the Nassau Guardian.

bahamasEvent organizer Victor Rollins said he received death threats on his Facebook page after posting pictures Sunday of event attendees holding gay pride flags along with Bahamian flags on a beach.

Rollins said backlash over the pride weekend began last Thursday, and that local media portrayed the five days of events as something much larger than in it actually was.

The low-key events were scheduled to take place at a private beach resort, and that reports of a planned parade were inaccurate, he said.

Only 11 people outside of the organizers came to the events, all foreigners, said Rollins.

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