THE CITY of Orihuela will be the first in the province to sign an agreement with the Diversitat association to protect the LGBT community.
The Councillor Sabina Galindo explained that ‘in light of the social rejection suffered by the LGBT community, it is necessary to adopt public measures in both prevention and care for victims.’
The Diversitat agreement encompasses measures for the prevention of rejection, awareness and visibility of the LGBT community and will provide for support from ‘professionals’ with ‘resources available to people who are victims of hate crimes because of their sexual status or gender identity.’
Tono Abad, President of Diversitat, added that ‘Orihuela is the first municipality in Alicante to adhere to this agreement and we thank them for having opted to include diversity in their municipal agenda.’
The agreement directs that the City Council becomes part of the Hate Crimes Bureau of the Valencian Observatory and implements the ‘Municipal Plan for Attention to Diversity’ – to include an educational agenda of courses, lectures and workshops.