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Barcelona, an LGBTI city
A city committed to diversity
The Catalan capital is a pioneer in championing sexual and gender diversity. A mere two years after the death of the dictator Franco, Barcelona was the first city in the Spanish state to organise a demonstration for LGBTI rights. A large number of associations and groups have been keeping up the fight since the 1970s and working to secure everyone's rights, work they continue to do to this day.
Barcelona City Council has a municipal plan for sexual and gender diversity, “Measures for LGBTI Equality 2016-2020”, which is still valid and which sets out action to be applied in LGBTI policy in the city. It also has a body for consultation and participation on sexual and gender diversity, the Barcelona Municipal LGBTI Council. The city is also home to the LGBTI Centre, a place for meeting, reflecting and giving visibility to sexual and gender diversity. The centre is for all citizens and offers a wide range of cultural and support services.
One of the areas set out in the plan is the recognition of different gender orientations, identities and expressions. It also backs LGBTI struggles and rights in general by marking the most important local and international dates and events.
You can find more information on the “Sexual and Gender Diversity” website.