Raising the LGTBI Pride flag in Spain

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RAINBOW flags are waving over the town halls of Marbella and San Pedro Alcantara, celebrating International LGTBI Pride Day.

Councillor for Equality, Ana Leschiera, commented, “the council is constantly working toward improving diversity without specific team who aim to bring visibility to the LGTBI cause and fight against bullying and hate crimes stemming from homophobia.”

She added the council’s Department of Diversity would be displaying the flag until Monday and had put on a full programme of events throughout June, including distributing fans bearing the hashtag #MarbellaDiversa, an initiative that will continue throughout the summer and take place in Sevilla and Madrid’s Pride Days.

The council also plan to replace the rainbow flag that has flown on Playa El Faro for a year with a larger one. In addition, the mast will be renewed and a plaque will be installed in recognition of the people who have been persecuted by LGTbophobia.

Another activity in the diversity program was the workshop “Chemsex: information and risks” carried out at the Cultural Centre Cortijo Miraflores by sexologist and psychotherapist Vicent Bataller, followed by a reading of the Day Of the Pride LGTBI 2017 manifesto by Councillor Ana Leschiera.

Finally, the council has bought up a television spot publicising the event, broadcasting on Radio Television Marbella for a month.

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