The rainbow flag, symbol of the LGBT community, flies for the first time on the balcony of the City of Totana


The rainbow flag, symbol of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), waves from yesterday for the first time on the balcony of the City of Totana, an initiative that coincides with the celebration of Gay Pride, as has happened in many other Spanish councils.

It will fly multicolored teaches throughout this week on the facade of Totana Town Council and is a "sign of opening of City Hall and shows respect for the dignity and rights of all the residents."

He explains the Councillor for Education and Culture, Lali Montero also responsible for the new Bureau of Foreign and Support LGBT Collective, created and implemented during this term in Totana Town Council.

The initiative comes ten years after the adoption in Spain of the gay marriage law, with equal rights to all citizens was achieved without discriminating based on sexual orientation.

The commemoration of Pride LGBT on June 28 recalls the struggle for human rights of all LGBT people, which initiated a June 28, 1969 in New York, with the Stonewall riots.

The mayor explained that "since it was determined that our societies are now more respectful, more diverse, pluralistic and, ultimately, more decent."

In addition, Montero attributed this "sample opening" to the arrival of the new government team emerged after the elections on May 24, led by the current mayor, Juan Josť Canovas.

Totana Town Council is not the only one in the region that has joined the initiative to raise the flag of the rainbow in the town hall during the weekend and, indeed, some already did a few days ago.

This also coincides with the approval of gay marriage in the United States and worldwide trending topic for #LoveWins hashtag, used by millions of people and several famous all over the world to celebrate this advancement of human rights and freedom sexual.

The Councillor for Education and Culture explains that "the City Council we want to do our part in raising awareness and actual realization of human rights for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation."


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