Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:21

Argentina: Buenos Aires inaugurates the first LGBTQ subway station

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 station Carlos Jauregui

 

The head of the government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, inaugurated the first LGBTQ subway station.

Jáuregui station is a tribute to the activist and defender of LGBTQ rights Carlos Jáuregui who was the founder of the first gay rights organization in Argentina. In particular, he helped to prohibit all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation in the city of Buenos Aires.

This Jáuregui station was fully painted in the colors of our community by the Venezuelan artist Daniel Arzola, who is also a committed activist for human rights and especially for LGBTQ rights.

rainbow flag Jáuregui station

After descending the rainbow steps, one discovers an immense mural representing same-sex couples with a very beautiful couple of women, as you can see in the picture above.

There are also men and the rainbow flag of course. Disabled LGBTQ people are also represented.

Finally one can read a sentence of Jáuregui on the wall: "In a society that teaches us to shame, pride is a political response."

Buenos Aires is increasingly recognized as an LGBTQ-friendly city. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to legalize equal marriage in 2010.

If you pass in the city of Buenos Aires, don't hesitate to go and visit the station Jáuregui which is really beautiful!

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