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Pride March returns to Buenos Aires streets to demand trans laws

Buenos Aires, Nov 6 (EFE).- The annual Pride March returned Saturday to the streets of Argentina’s capital demanding the approval of a comprehensive law for transvestite, transsexual and transgender people.

The 30th edition of the LGBTIQ pride march took place between the iconic Plaza de Mayo and the National Congress building with stages at both ends of the route for musical performances.

The demonstration returned to the streets after last year’s virtual edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic and demanded that the Congress pass laws to protect the rights of trans people.

Other demands were also expressed, including the approval of new regulations for a comprehensive response to sexually transmitted diseases.

“The LGBTI+ flag flies across the country with great cause for celebration. After so much, a collective that has our commitment to continue working for a more just, free and egalitarian society returns to the streets,” Argentinian President Alberto Fernández wrote on Twitter.

The march is organized by some 60 social and political entities, including national federations and associations.

The march, which has been held in Argentina since 1992, closes the “#OrgulloBA Week,” which included an extensive program of social and cultural activities in Buenos Aires with a focus on diversity and equal rights for LGBTIQ people.

“This November, as every pride month, we march for the rights of all, for the struggles of LGBTI+ movements and for the richness and strength of our diversity,” Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta said on Saturday. EFE


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