Thousands of members and supporters of Chile’s LGBTIQA+ community joined the ‘XVI March for Equality’ in the streets of Santiago, Chile to confront what they describe as political “stagnation” on LGBTIQA+ issues, and to fight against discrimination.
“I think it is very important, because thanks to these demonstrations we are what we are today, and we have the rights that we have,” declared one of the participants in the march. “Although it has been slow, all these artistic expressions are important in themselves, because they show another world, the world that we form, where we come from,” he added.
“I think it is important to politicize these spaces. It is basically about that. As we are in a critical moment in political terms, where the rights of people from the LGBTIQA+ community are always being questioned. Therefore, I believe that there is We have to take advantage of these spaces. I believe that, deep down, we not only have to congregate, but also talk about what is happening and adopt a position, in this case, for example, with respect to what is happening in Israel or the process current constituent,” said another of the people who took part in the march.
As on other occasions, protesters raised their voices to demand ‘social and legal equality’ for people from the LGBTIQA+ community.