SOCIETY / IDAHOT March: pride above all


As part of the World Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and LGBT+ Pride Month, the Saint-Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE) association organized a symbolic march in the streets of Marigot.

In partnership with the AIDES association, SAFE aimed through this march to celebrate diversity, promote equality and raise awareness against discrimination linked to sexual orientation and gender identity. Despite legislative developments for the LGBT+ community, Lori Drouin Le May, co-founder and president of SAFE, notes a cultural regression while homosexuality is not a lifestyle choice: “Homophobia is increasing due to lack of education ". The low participation rate in the march will in no way dampen the motivation and pride of the SAFE members, all carrying banners and flags in the colors of the LGBT+ community. No political message, no demands, just a deep desire to highlight the existence of the beautiful LGBT+ community in the territory of Saint-Martin and the awareness-raising work of the SAFE association in tolerance, solidarity and sharing. The pride march ended on the Marigot seafront, punctuated by numerous demonstrations of support. _VX

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Exhibition Polished at the Samanna

The day after the community march, the SAFE association set up for an evening at the Samanna for the opening of the exhibition called 'Polished'.

After the presentation of certain members of the SAFE foundation and the 2024-2028 associative program (to be found on, the public was able to enjoy the works presented in the exhibition room: 11 sumptuous sculptures by the self-taught artist Alain Cadeau, 11 photographs on the theme of nail polish signed Laurent Bayly, Cory Leguen and Jason Cox, and a drawing 'Duo d'motion' created by Sasha Nay. 10% of sales made during the opening of 'Polished' will be donated to the SAFE association.


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