At Colors Sitges Link, we know that progress doesn’t happen by chance. Behind every success in the fight for LGTBIQ+ equality, there are dedicated people working hard to ensure our voices are heard. This commitment led us, in 2020, to join the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans, Bisexuals, Intersex, and more (FELGTBI+), a community of more than 50 associations from across Spain dedicated to LGTBIQ+ rights.

Joining the FELGTBI+ is not a simple task. It requires submitting statutes, reports, accounts, and other documents to demonstrate our commitment to the LGTBIQ+ cause. Once these steps are completed, the other associations vote to accept new members. This rigorous process ensures that all organizations share the same values and objectives.

A fundamental part of our participation in the FELGTBI+ is attending its biannual congresses, one in spring and one in autumn. These events are crucial for coordinating our actions and sharing strategies for the future. This year, our president Prado García and our secretary Martín Martín represented Colors Sitges Link at the Spring Federal Congress, held on April 13 and 14 at the ONCE Foundation headquarters in Madrid.

At this congress, new positions were ratified, management reports were presented, and the 2023 accounts were approved. There was also discussion on important issues for the LGTBIQ+ collective, such as the development of the State Pact Against Hate Speech, the upcoming European Elections, and the slogan for Pride 2024. CSL had active participation in these discussions, providing ideas and suggestions that helped shape next year’s agenda.

Our work with the FELGTBI+ goes beyond attending congresses. Several members of our board of directors are part of working groups within the Federation. For example, Montse Casaoliva is part of the Bisexual Policies group, Anna de Nicolás is the co-coordinator of the Trans Policies group, Adrián Ibáñez is the secretary of the Education group, Laia Conesa is part of the Lesbian Policies group, Prado García is part of Culture group and Javier Sotomayor is part of the Integral Health group and the HIV group. Their commitment and dedication are essential to keeping our association’s mission alive and moving toward a more inclusive world.

If you want to know more about the work of the FELGTBI+, we encourage you to visit their website: https://felgtbi.org/. There, you can find information on their activities and projects, as well as useful resources for the entire LGTBIQ+ community.

At Colors Sitges Link, we believe that the key to change lies in collective effort and individual commitment. We will continue to work with the FELGTBI+ and other associations to promote the rights and well-being of the LGTBIQ+ collective. We appreciate your support and invite you to join us in this fight for equality and inclusion. Together, we can make a difference!