The Pride March returned to tour the center of Tucumán this Saturday accompanied by a float, flags and banners that dressed the streets in the colors of the LGBT community, shouting “enough hate crimes.”
The Bicentennial Monument, located on Avenida Mate de Luna 1620, in the capital of Tucuman, was the scene where artistic interventions were carried out, a fair was set up with different stands with information on sexual and reproductive health and health posts due to the pandemic situation.
A sector with accessories was also set up, a dissident world cup was organized, an open Vogue class and the murga “Pechando el Camión” put on a show.
Then the columns began to march to Plaza Independencia, but first they made a stop at the bridge located on 24 de Septiembre Street, where they carried out an intervention in which they displayed a flag with the inscription: “Where is Tehuél?”, in reference to Tehuél de la Torre, the young trans man who was seen for the last time on March 11, when he left his home in San Vicente, in Buenos Aires, on his way to a job interview, and was not heard from again. he.
In the Plaza Independencia a document was read and different local artists and bands played like Ana Hynes, Lady Alutrix, Pipo Trash, Le Mau, La Saluz, Lil Java, Shameless Remedies, Omelette Du Fromage, Macumbias.
Galo, member of the Organizing Committee of the March said “The motto of this year’s march is ‘our Pride exists and resists'”, and refers to the many times invisible LGBT people to recognize that we are in all neighborhoods, cities and towns of the province. “
Also, “we refer to the resistance not only to all the violence of which we are victims, but also to the most recent one, which was the pandemic, which had characteristics that particularly and specifically afflicted the group, especially the trans group,” he added.
“We are organized here claiming existence and resistance, despite all the difficulties and the few opportunities we have had”Galo argued.
On the other hand, Belén Jerez is also a member of the Commission and a member of Muchachas Peronistas Tucumán He said that “today we took to the streets again, after a long time of not being able to do so because of the pandemic (of Covid-19) to continue claiming LGBTIQ + visibility and celebrate that Pride exists and resists, which is the motto of this march” .
On this occasion, in addition to the appearance of Tehuel, the slogans were “enough of hate crimes, enough of femicides, transfemicides and transhomicides, justice for those that we lack and urgent regulation and implementation of the Trans-Travesti-Non-binary job quota in Tucumán “.
In addition, they demanded “Enough of police and institutional violence to the LGBTIQ + Collective, comprehensive care with a gender perspective in all health organizations for the LGBTIQ + community, Comprehensive Trans Law Now!”, among other requests.