Madrid celebrates the Pride parade en masse after two years of pandemic

Madrid celebrates the Pride parade en masse after two years of pandemic

July 10, 2022, 12:45 PM

July 10, 2022, 12:45 PM

More than 600,000 people, 300,000 more than in 2019, march in Madrid in the great Pride demonstration under the slogan ‘In the face of hate: Visibility, Pride and Resilience’. The event was attended by several ministers from the left-wing coalition in power

After two long years of health crisis, One of the most massive events in the capital of Spain has returned: the LGTBI+ Pride march. Hundreds of thousands of people participated last Saturday night in Madrid in the March with slogans against the “hate speech”, after two years of restrictions. According to the sub-delegation of the Madrid government, between 600,000 and 700,000 people participated in the concentration.

The event, which was attended by several ministers from the left-wing coalition in powerwas broadcast for the first time live on Spanish public television.

Among rainbow flags (symbol of the LGTB + community: lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, queer and others), the protesters walked behind a banner with the slogan of this edition: “Visibility, Pride and Resilience”.

Between Brazilian percussion rhythms and techno music, many wore bare chests or water pistols to fight against the high temperatures.

Hate crimes in Spain have increased 45% since 2013, 10% in the last year. The fear of denouncing has also grown. Only one in ten victims reports to the police, according to a survey carried out by the Ministry of the Interior in 2021.

pride against regression

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Spain in 1978, three years after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. The country has since become one of the most tolerant in the world, authorizing gay marriage and same-sex adoption in 2005.

However, it is still “important” to give “visibility” to homosexual people, the Spanish Federation FELGTBI+ stressed before the parade, which criticized the increase in “hate speech” that is “undermining the foundations of social coexistence” and “endangering the progress made to date”, according to this organization, which took advantage of the march to show its support to the government’s “Trans” bill.

The text, which will be studied in Parliament in the coming months, will allow a person to change their name and gender on identity documents from the age of 16 with a simple procedure, when now they need to be of legal age, a report doctor and hormonal treatment for at least two years. It also opens this possibility to minors between 12 and 16 years old, under certain conditions.

If adopted, Spain will become one of the few countries that authorize gender self-determination.

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