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Tens of thousands celebrate Pride 2019 in Costa Rica

June 24, 2019

San José — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Sunday afternoon to celebrate Costa Rica’s 10th annual Pride Parade.

Among the participants was Costa Rica’s President, Carlos Alvarado, who marched holding a sign that read, “Never again will you walk alone.”

Carlos Alvarado at Pride 2019
President Alvarado marches at Pride 2019. Via Twitter.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court in August 2018 ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and gave parliament 18 months to amend the laws

Costa Rica Pride Parade 2019
The Municipal Band of San José plays Lady Gaga at Pride 2019. Alejandro Zúñiga/ The Tico Times

President Alvarado announced last December new legislation to improve LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica.

The decrees include recognition of trans gender identities on residency (DIMEX) cards and declare hormone treatment “in the public interest,” which allows patients to receive the appropriate comprehensive care via the country’s health services.

Costa Rica Pride Parade 2019
Alejandro Zúñiga / The Tico Times

We’ll have plenty more photos throughout the day, so stay tuned!

 

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