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Mazarrón celebrates Pride Day with the reading of the manifesto in defense of LGTBI rights (27/06/2020)

| Town Hall shows a banner of the LGTBI collective 'You understand Mazarrón' claiming freedom and equality against homophobia | This Friday the reading of the manifesto in defense of LGTBI rights took place in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, at the gates of the Town Hall, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Pride.

An event organized by the 'Entiendes Mazarrón' collective, which has been supported at all times by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, the Councilor for Equality, Miguel Ángel Peña, the spokesmen for the Municipal Socialist Group, Plácida Gómez, of the Grupo Unión Independiente de Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and Sara Redondo and Soledad Muñoz in representation of the Municipal Popular Group and of Citizens respectively; as well as practically all council members of the Government Team The Councilor for Equality, Miguel Ángel Peña, explained that "from the Mazarrón City Council we want to give it prominence and celebrate with this group these days of visibility and vindication of rights that are neither more nor less than equality." Words that have been proven in deeds, because throughout the week the equality department has worked on a campaign called "Mazarrón for equality", with the installation of signs with identifying phrases for various areas of the municipality.

He also stressed that there is still a long way to go, "because when we enjoy life with real equality and without any discrimination, we will stop claiming this cause." Similarly, Jay Buckley, president of the 'You understand Mazarrón' collective, wanted to make it clear that "we will fight until the day comes when there should not be a collective like this." He also wanted to address all those people who belong to the LGTBI community, "there are people who love you, there are people who will help you and support you, and we will be at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

" Likewise, and due to this fight for the right to be free, women have also been present at this event, since the secretary of the board of directors of said group, Yordanka Kamenova, wanted to dedicate a few words to them.

A discourse that vindicates the right and freedom of women and defends "that there is no single way of being a woman, and therefore, we do not consent to anyone questioning our sexuality, our identity, or violating our person or attacks our reality.

" For his part, Mayor Gaspar Miras, wanted to express his commitment and support to the activity of the LGTBI community, "because his fight for equality for all citizens, regardless of their identity or sexual orientation, is also the path that it leads us to progress as a society.

" He also stressed that, unfortunately, discrimination on the grounds of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues to be a reality today, "for this reason, it is necessary for the institutions to continue defending the rights won and work to advance towards the conquest of equality.

" Likewise, the first mayor has expressed his confidence in the change in social consciousness, "well, we live in a strong democracy, a free democracy, a democracy that cares about the well-being of citizens.

For this reason, we must dedicate all our commitment, and above all vindication, to those who do not have it ".

In the same way, he hopes that this speech will come "to the conscience of those who still annoy them and find it difficult to understand that this group simply fights for the freedom and equality that corresponds to them as persons and that its flag only defends love." The event ended with the placement of a banner from the 'Entiendes Mazarrón' collective on the balcony of the emblematic Town Hall building in signal of the support of the Mazarrón City Council for the LGTBI cause.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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