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Police Interrupt Gay Pride In Dominican Republic Because Marchers Used Flag

Police in the Dominican Republic halted the Caribbean nation’s Pride march on July 1 because marchers were waving the Dominican flag, according to Gay Star News.

At the start of the event, participants were told they could not carry rainbow flags made to look like the official flag of Dominican Republic, the site of the first European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. But as video provided by rights group Imagenes Dominicanas indicates, authorities stopped the marchers again, telling them to put away legitimate Dominican flags as well.

“Nobody can keep us from using our flag in an event that is meant to defend our human rights because it would be like teling is we are not Dominicans. We are Dominicans!”, activist David Ventura told cops.

Of course the officers didn’t have a solid reason why Ventura and the others couldn’t carry the flag, so they relented. GSN reports the march concluded with an evening concert attended by hundreds of supporters.

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24 Comments

  • Aquarelle

    Gross, what is that guy wearing? Is that tank top even designer? UGGOS!!!

  • Polyboy

    Aquarelle, please crawl back inside your douche kit and stop scuzzing up space.

  • Chip

    I Agree. Aquarelle, please go back to la-la land, there might be designer tank tops with the word “imbecil” on them.

  • Aquarelle

    @Polyboy: @Chip: I’m really shocked and hurt by the level of cyber-bullying against me. Are you guys even stopping to think about how your words affect me? What if I ended my own life? I could become the next Tyler Clementi, except that my suffering is worse than Tyler’s because I have to face bullying from my own community, which Tyler was lucky enough not to experience. I thank God that I’m a strong, courageous person who is beautiful both in the outside and inside, because otherwise I would be really hurt by your attitude towards me.

  • yaph

    @Aquarelle: Shut up scumbag. Just because there are no standards for discussion on the internet doesn’t mean you should trivialize people’s suffering with your stupid ramblings.

  • Sol Invictus

    @Aquarelle: 1/10. Too obvious. I’m sure you can do better.

  • w.e.

    Damn, that guy really told them off good. I’m impressed. I love how the cop just stands there like a dummy.

  • Diego

    I’m a right wing, catholic dominican and I have no problems with our flag being waved at a gay pride parade or gay people. I actually think that’s a good thing. All it means is that he’s proud to be dominican plus being gay is not a crime.

  • Diego

    And yes that cop got owned.

  • Bee

    Why must you all always answer or retort back with Aquarelle don’t you guys see that she just wants attention leave her be and let her do her own thing she’s seeking attention she’s obviously a troll if you ignore trolls my dear then you know what happens they die and never come back..you should try it.

  • Aquarelle

    All I said was these guys weren’t hot. I dare ONE of you queens to tell me you weren’t thinking the same thing.

    Hypocrites.

  • w.e.

    @Bee: uh, you just replied to the troll again. think.

  • Charlie

    @Aquarelle: You say the same thing in every article you post in. You’re just trolling and no readers on the site should have to be afflicted with your presence.

  • Making up stuff is fun!

    That guy’s kinda awesome. Good for him.

  • averaqe person

    @Charlie: do we not have functioning brains? when you complain about the troll, the troll wins.

  • J Stratford

    @Aquarelle:

    Gosh you are a classic. Is there a way to prevent your posts from ever displaying in my browser? I am so sick and tired of you. Its no longer funny

  • Making up stuff is fun!

    Uh, can you people please talk about the fucking courageous guys being out and proud gay men in a country where obviously lots of progress still needs to be made, instead of feeding the goddamn troll?

  • Pedro

    Ha ha ha! Que divertido!!!

  • Matt

    LMAO Aquarelle!

    I <3 your comments!

    I’m really shocked and hurt by the level of cyber-bullying against me. Are you guys even stopping to think about how your words affect me? What if I ended my own life? I could become the next Tyler Clementi, except that my suffering is worse than Tyler’s because I have to face bullying from my own community, which Tyler was lucky enough not to experience. I thank God that I’m a strong, courageous person who is beautiful both in the outside and inside, because otherwise I would be really hurt by your attitude towards me.

  • Jay

    Bee STFU you’re nothing but a troll, hypocritical bigot, and you’ve shown again and again how you hate bisexuals.

  • Andrew

    Diego it’s an LGBT pride parade not a “Gay” Pride parade.

    The Dominican Republic is a shitty country a 3rd world shithole.

    Secondly why are people cyber bullying Aquarelle?

  • Aquarelle

    Blech, I hate posts about 3rd world countries. It’s like, if I wanted to learn about poor people, I’d talk to the janitors where I work.

  • ousslander

    @Andrew: . If you act like a douche bag expect to called a douche bag

  • Blowupxeslana

    @Aquarelle: I would love to see u end urself. You stupid idiot.

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