Tens of thousands fill Madrid gay pride parade

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Tens of thousands fill Madrid gay pride parade

Colorful Celebration Fills Madrid’s Streets

MADRID, July 7 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people filled the main streets of Madrid on Saturday, marching and dancing with colorful flags during Spain’s primary LGBTI pride parade.

A Haven of Freedom

“This is wonderful, I think this is the only place where people are truly free,” said Maria Alvarez, 43, expressing her joy to Reuters.


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Promoting Education and Rights

The parade’s slogan, “Education, rights and peace: Pride that transforms,” highlighted the importance of diversity education as a vital tool in combating LGTBIphobia. The event, attended by government coalition representatives and members of the main opposition party, featured music, floats, and calls for social change.

Opposition to Far-Right Ideologies

“Far-right is always against progression and the opposite should always be supported, society should move forward,” stated Rober, 37, a hairdresser, emphasizing the need to resist regressive ideologies.

Calls for Peace

Participants and organizers also used the platform to advocate for an end to the conflict in Gaza.

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