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The City Council places a commemorative banner in rainbow colors on the balcony of the main facade for Pride Day 2020 (26/06/2020)

The Totana City Council has hung this Thursday a commemorative banner with rainbow colors on the balcony of the main facade for Pride Day, which is celebrated on June 28, in favor of the citizens' rights of the LGTBI + collective.With this institutional gesture, he joins the one promoted by organizations and institutions throughout the country in the defense of this group within the actions promoted within the framework of Pride Week 2020 in this municipality.The mayor, Juan José Cánovas, the councilor for Equality, Javier Baños, and spokesmen for some groups of the municipal Corporation have participated in the symbolic placement act.In addition, a letter to celebrate this date has been read by Cindy Cerón, winner of the #AmorSinFronteras Photography Contest, organized by the Youth Platform with the collaboration of the Department of Equality. Likewise, the main façade of the Totana City Hall, in the Plaza de la Constitución, will be illuminated this weekend and the next with the colors of the LGTBI flag in order to raise awareness in society about the need to establish the real equality of collective rights.The Department of Equality has promoted virtual actions such as a series of broadcasts on the opinions of relevant people in the society of Totanera, which answer questions that concern the whole of society in their involvement and responsibility for the needs of this citizen group.Likewise, the rainbow flag has been placed in a prominent space on the municipal website and in all the corporate profiles of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the ten days that this week lasts to give visibility and standardization to this commemoration. FOR LGTBIQ + RIGHTS We want to continue moving towards formal Equality and the recognition of rights for LGTBIQ + people, there is still a long way to go.

In the life experience of lesbians, gays, Trans people, Bisexuals, Intersexes, etc., violence and discrimination still appear regularly.Our society maintains heterosexuality as a mandatory compliance norm and generally looks differently at what is not within "its normality", including with physical, verbal and symbolic violence against people whose sexual orientation and gender identity or expression is manifested in different from the so-called "natural".In recent years, the initials of the group have been used to include in an inclusive way all the individuals and communities that identify with it or those who have doubts about their sexuality and / or gender identity.The fundamental rights and dignity of each person must be the central axes on which any decent society is built.This commemoration is not only aimed at the LGTBI community but for all those who want to live freely, without complexes, in an environment of Equality and respect for everyone.For all these reasons, we encourage you to make these days in which June 28 "International LGBTI Pride Day" is commemorated, from the respect and freedom that all the citizens of Totana deserve.We want to show our solidarity to all the people affected by this pandemic and to their families and to thank the work, dedication and commitment of the health, cleaning, security forces and other institutions, as well as all the staff of stores and supermarkets.

food, transportation, pharmacies, essential infrastructure.We send a message of encouragement to all the people that the pandemic has left in a vulnerable situation.Today I am here representing the collective and especially as it is the year of women, each and every one of them.We have to love each other more, to love the inside, the outside, the one who thinks differently, that is RESPECT.Respect diversity, ourselves and our environment, through our love, our smiles, our hugs, with all our hearts.It is time to recover good feelings and help us to be happy, whatever we are, wherever we come from and wherever we go.Happy LGBTIQ + Pride Day

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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