A lesbian march took place on Tuesday 26th, which went through the most famous streets of the historic center of Sitges and ended in the Plaza de la Ajuntament de Sitges with the reading of a protest manifesto
For the first time in its history of coexistence with the LGTBIQ + community, Sitges hosted protests for Lesbian Visibility Day.
The Colors Sitges Link association, together with L’Esquerda (Vilanova i la Geltrú), El Punt R (Sant Pere de Ribes) and 28J (Vilafranca del Penedès) joined on April 26 to demand the visibility of lesbians.
With a march that began in Plaça Eduard Maristany (in front of the Renfe station) and crossed the busiest streets of the city, more than 60 people went to Sitges town hall singing slogans protesters who gave the march a festive atmosphere to which were added the smiles and palms of many citizens who walked the streets or took to the terraces.
The call was a resounding success with the assistance of the lesbian community , mostly members of Colors Sitges Link. The event was attended by women from Sant Pere de Ribes, Vilanova, Vilafranca, Tarragona and Cubelles. This large group was joined by many other people from the LGTBIQ + community to support an unprecedented event in Sitges . And that’s why no event has ever been called for lesbian visibility in the city known as a gay reference in the world.
The organizing groups read the manifesto together in the Sitges Town Hall square. You can read it at this link (in catalan language).
The events will culminate on Saturday, April 30
The events will culminate on Saturday, April 30, with the screening of the documentaries The Rare Family and Lesbophobia , followed by a talk . These events will take place at 6:30 pm at the Local del Rusc de pla. Catalonia (Sitges) . To close the day, in the evening there will be a bibollera party on Primer de Maig street.
With these events, the four organizing groups aim to create synergies and join forces to make visible the Garraf lesbian community, which has been and continues to be socially invisible, including within the LGTBIQ + community.
Other activities carried out to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day: the LBTQ+ women’s group has entered Colors Sitges Link with great force. Proof of this is the video they have made and published on our Youtube channel and the publication of the VISIB-LES article, published on April 29 in L’Eco de Sitges and Ribes.
Successful call and participation
The activities scheduled for Saturday, April 30, to finish celebrating Lesbian Visibility Day, were a complete success. The organizing entities, Colors Sitges Link, El Punt R, L’Esquerda and 28J managed to gather 41 women from Sitges, Barcelona, Vilanova i La Geltrú, Cubelles, Sant Pere de Ribes and Vilafranca. An overwhelming and unexpected attendance success that highlights the need to create meeting spaces in Sitges for lesbian and bisexual women, and for carry out social and cultural actions designed for this group.
At 6:30 p.m., the screening of the documentaries “ was scheduled at Rusc in Pl. Catalunya (Sitges). The weird one in the family” and then “Lesbophobia. A documentary and ten answers“, provided by Sare Lesbianista and Creación Positiva respectively. Our colleague Isabel Benabarre, a psychologist and psychotherapist, led a session in which she invited all those present to close their eyes and then a colloquium in which several of the attendees participated. Later, a dinner at the Cañateca, also with massive attendance, and a party on the street “del Pecado”.
Here are some photos of the event.