This is how they celebrate LGBTQ pride month in Rome 0:30 (CNN Spanish) — From New York to Madrid, gay pride flags take to the streets this 2022 after two years of celebrations suspended or reduced by the covid-19 pandemic . Here, the details of some of the main parades with slogans against hate speech and in favor of visibility. New York The New York march has been held since 1970 and, over the years, its objective has expanded to include, in addition to the fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ population, the recognition of the battle against AIDS and the memory of those people who died from “disease, violence and negligence,” according to the organization. It will begin on June 26 at noon, departing from the intersection between 25th Street and 5th Avenue. On the website of the organization of the event you can see, among other details, which is the route it takes to reach the Chelsea neighborhood. The event will feature the participation of figures such as Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan and Chase Strangio. It can be followed live on television on ABC-7 from 12:00 to 03:00 pm Miami time on Sunday, as well as through streaming pages. San Francisco The celebration of San Francisco is the largest in the country, according to the organization, and in an average year it has close to a million attendees. It will take place the weekend of June 25 and 26. The march, specifically, is on Sunday the 26th starting at 10:30 am local time. The parade always starts from Beale Street and Market and ends at Market and 8th Street, in the center of the city, a benchmark in the fight for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Two-time Grammy nominee Martha Wash will headline the main stage as the march proceeds under the banner “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Mexico City “The streets are ours! For a diversity free of hate, violence and machismo” is the slogan with which the march of the Mexican capital is called, which will be held on Saturday June 25, and in which the The focus is the denunciation of machismo which, according to the organizers, is at the base of hate speech and actions against the LGBTQ+ community in Mexico. The demonstration will be led by groups of women and will depart, at 12:00 pm, from the Angel of Independence. It will end, as is tradition in the parade that has been held for 44 years according to the organization, in the Zócalo. Starting at 02:00 pm, a closing concert will be held with the participation of dozens of artists. Details can be found on the organization’s official Facebook page. Madrid Madrid will take to the streets on Saturday, July 9, two weeks after other major marches, to demonstrate under the slogan “In the face of hate: visibility, pride and resilience.” The march leaves the Carlos V roundabout and ends in Plaza de Colón, according to the organization, where the manifesto is read “It will be a Pride full of vindication because, as we have already denounced on previous occasions, the pandemic, the rise of the extreme right and the increase in hate speech have aggravated the situations of vulnerability that already exist among the LGTBI population and, especially, among trans people,” the president of the Madrid LGBT+ Collective, Carmen García de Merlo, said of the meeting. Barcelona On Saturday the 25th it is also Barcelona’s turn, which will hold the march after 10 consecutive days of events tied to Pride Month.The march begins at Three Chimneys Park at 08:00 pm local and the manifesto is read two hours later, according to the organization, on the stage located on Av. Reina Maria Cristina. Barcelona’s watchword this year is lesbian visibility. “Visibility is essential to naturalize and create references,” the call says about it.
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