The organizers invited all the associations and groups in the country to join in another day of fighting for rights
Every year, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and all gender-diverse people raise their voices in a massive march to demand their rights. In 2020, due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the organizers of Pride Ecuador will carry it out virtually
On June 28, the International Day of LGBT Pride is commemorated, with a series of demonstrations urging their governments for the equality of their group. In 1969, the Stonewall, New York-United States riots marked the beginning of the homosexual liberation movement. In Ecuador just 22 years ago, homosexuality was decriminalized.
This year, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 prevents any massive gathering of people. So the organizers of the Ecuador 2020 Pride call for each city to join the event that will take place virtually.
The anthropologist, Estefanía Manzano, warned that during the pandemic there has been evidence of the violation of human rights for migrants, sex workers, university students and a number of complaints about gender violence that is practiced in the family nucleus.
“However, data on the GLBTTIQ community has always been forgotten in these figures. Therefore, the initiative to create a virtual space to claim the fight for human rights in this community is important. In these contexts, violence, justified under religious canons, decides the lives that deserve to be mourned, «she said in an interview for Pichincha Universal.
Manzano, who studies a master’s degree in gender and development, believes that, in this context of profound social change, «it is necessary to think of a space to know ourselves, express ourselves, love each other and continue the fight for our rights.»