Sunday, July 7, 2024

One million marched in the Pride Parade in Madrid, Spain

One million people marched along the main streets of Madrid, filling the Spanish capital city with colored flags for the main LGBTQ pride parade in the country and one of the biggest parades throughout Europe.

The Madrid Pride, known as Madrid Orgullo or MADO, takes place annually at the beginning of July and offers a week of activities, from concerts and parties to cultural events and political rallies. 

The highlight of the festival is the impressive parade that winds through the heart of Madrid, with colorful floats and enthusiastic participants.

This year’s demonstration carries a particularly important message. Through the slogan "Education, rights and peace: Pride that transforms", the parade's organisers called for education in diversity as a key tool to fight against any kind of homophobia.

In a society where LGBTQ rights are often threatened and hate speech and crimes are on the rise, it is crucial to raise voices and stand against regression. The march is a tool to advocate for real and effective equality in all spheres of life, demanding an end to discrimination and injustice.

Spain is one of the nation tops most accepting of homosexuality, but human rights activists are warning that attacks on queer people increased in Spain in recent times, after right party PP and far-right party VOX have extreme their speech against LGBTQ rights.

Happy Madrid Orgullo 2024!!!

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