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Multitudinary March for Sexual Diversity 2010

in CHILE, 28/09/2010

More than 20,000 people attended the XII March for Sexual Diversity, which took place this past Saturday September 25th, 2010, in Santiago, Chile.

More than 20,000 people attended the XII March for Sexual Diversity, which took place this past Saturday September 25th, 2010, in Santiago, Chile.

This diverse, pluralistic and politic activity, which accommodates various aesthetic expressions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, lifestyles, political, cultural and social status, is organized annually by the Movement for Sexual Diversity, MUMS, and ACCIONGAY and, this year, over 40 organizations, groups, social, political and cultural movements participated.

It was also attended by several personalities, like Judge Karen Atala, whose case is in the American Court of Human Rights against Chile for taking away the custody of her daughters, discriminating her for being a lesbian. Victor Hugo Robles, the “Che de los Gays”, declared his resignation from the Catholic religion. Also present was the writer Pablo Simonetti, singer Giovanni Falchetti, and many others.

In the course of the march, with music that accompanied the steps, the organizers pointed out some of the demands of the movements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Chile. They demanded equal rights, an anti-discrimination law, the depathologization of trans identities, secular education, among many other rights that they are denied daily.

Fernando Muñoz, a political coordinator of the Movement for Sexual Diversity, MUMS, said that “Chile remains a profoundly unequal and discriminatory country, with a story based on the single thought, the exclusion of differences, the denial our multiculture by the State and its political and economic elites”.

“March the ones that feel part of diversity or that, by conviction, look forward to build a different Chile, plural, democratic, multicultural and friendly, oriented to the welfare of the people, not the market, that favors freedom rather than repression, the diversity rather than uniformity, and that recognizes that all human beings are different and, as such, are equal in freedom and rights”, pointed out Gonzalo Cid, also a political coordinator for MUMS.

More info: www.mums.cl

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