Madrid Pride took place in the first week of July. As every year, our member Grupo Federal LGTB – PSOE had an intense and very positive presence.
On Tuesday, Puri Causapié (Chair of the Socialist Group at the Madrid City Council) hanged the rainbow flag at the city hall.
On Friday, Rainbow Rose was glad to have the presence of the Intergroup’s Co-President MEP Daniele Viotti . He was welcomed at the PSOE headquarters by Ibán García (PSOE’s responsible for Social Movements) and MP Angeles Alvarez together with Fito Ferreiro(Spanish coordinator), Miquel Fernandez (Federal Group’s Coordinator) and other LGBTI activists.
He was also at the World Pride ceremony with our Sec. Gen. Jose Angel Santoro , Madrid MP Carla Antonelli, Causapié and PSOE councillors Carlota Merchan. Next year Madrid will host Worlpride and Europride ar the same time. The Spanish Socialists has been supportive and raised the great opportunity of it for LGBTI rights and Madrid.
During a dinner Daniele made a speech putting value on Rainbow Rose’s work together Party of European Socialists and also Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.
The PSOE LGBT group also wanted to pay tribute to Pedro Zerolo, our beloved activist and politician who passed away last year and who recently a square renamed after him.
On Saturday morning, Grupo LGTB del PSOE Madrid and councillor Chema Dávila hosted activists from all Spanish regions at the PSOE’s Office to get ready for the march. More than 200 socialists joined PSOE and Juventudes Socialistas de España at the march – which counted more than 1 million people. As always, PSOE’s float was one of the most crowded and admired.
It was a celebration of all rights already conquered, but still so much work to do in Spain and Europe to get a full equality for every LGBTI person.