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British Buddhists Participate in Gay Pride in Iceland

A group of Buddhists from Britain is coming to Iceland to participate in the Gay Pride parade taking place in Reykjavík on Saturday at the invitation of Icelandic Buddhists who have participated in the parade in previous years.

“Five people are coming for the sole purpose of participating in the parade,” Gudmundur Haukur Gudmundsson, who met the gay Buddhists in London and encouraged them to come, told 24 Stundir. “There are also Buddhists coming who are not gay, just to get to know other associations, support the cause and celebrate.”

“One of the main goals of the association is to value the versatility of life so we totally support the cause of gay people and we work towards equality and human rights issues for everyone in Iceland,” said Eygló Jónsdóttir, divisional manager for the SGI Buddhist movement in Iceland.

“We are also celebrating being registered as a religious association which happened at the same time that religious associations were given the right to validate the cohabitation of gay couples,” Jónsdóttir added.

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