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09/28/2016 03:29 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2016

Haiti LGBT Festival Cancelled Due To Threats

Organisers have called off a festival celebrating Haiti’s Afro-Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community because of threats of violence and government opposition.

Jean Danton Leger, commissioner of Port-au-Prince, said he had blocked the event to protect public morals.

It came after the Haitian lawmaker, known for homophobic views, called for the Massimadi festival to be banned.

One of the event’s organisers described discrimination homosexuals faced.

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