In the run up to the celebration of Pride Day for the LGBIT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Intersexual and Transgendered) community, Adeje is taking part in a series of visibility activities emphasising the struggle for equal rights and freedoms for this collective. The Algarabía Association has drawn up a programme of events over the months of May and June in defence of equality and non-discrimination against people due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Adeje is taking part in the visibility campaign, in defence of the rights of the LGBIT community, because we acknowledge that the defence of liberty must be led by public institutions, who have a duty to promote equality and respect between their citizens and for that reason it is important to develop training and awareness-raising programmes, all contributing to the construction of a more balanced egalitarian society”, said the Adeje councillor for the politics of equality, Carmen Lucia Rodríguez del Toro.
Orgullo/Pride 2017 is celebrated from May 17th to June 28th with over 50 different events all over the island of Tenerife, five of them in Adeje. The programme has been organised by the Algarabía association with the backing of the regional government, the Tenerife Cabildo and ten boroughs, including Adeje, as well as businesses and other island institutions, under the slogan (translated) ‘human rights make a difference’.
In the South of Tenerife there will be a Rainbow Parade on Saturday May 20th, leaving Granadilla de Abona at 11am, passing through San Miguel, Arona, Adeje, Guía de Isora and finishing in Santiago del Teide. During the run through Adeje there will be a stop at the Plaza Pedro Zerolo where there will be a reading of a manifesto on the right to visibility of the LGBIT community. Anyone wishing to take part in this event should contact the department of equality politics.
On Thursday May 25th there will be a workshop for secondary school students (1 year bachillerado, IES Adeje), a workshop for older LGBIT persons and a film (for adults), ‘Can(be) Gay’.
On Friday May 26th in the FIT (Factory for Tourism Innovation) singer Gloria Gaynor will hold a press conference for press and fans, and later that morning, from 12 midday, there will be a round table discussion on LGBIT international with guest participants from different parts of the world. This is a public (and free) event.
From Saturday May 27th different shops and establishments in the south of the island will be hosting campaign events, and on June 25th there will be a friendly football match against LGBIT–phobia in the Adeje municipal grounds between UD Granadilla Egatesa and the Costa Adeje women’s team.