public acknowledgments

Barcelona Is Giving The Queers Their Own Pink Memorial

While school districts in California battle for the right to simply include LGBTs in history textbooks, Barcelona is making the leap and erecting a queer monument to honor the contributions we’ve made throughout Spain’s history. The memorial will take the form of a pink triangular stone, and its location will be unveiled in February — though one location under consideration is next to the pope-approved Sagrada Familia, where Benedict just got done railing against same-sex marriage in the same breath he consecrated the basilica. It will be enscribed: “In memory of the gays, lesbians and transsexual people who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona 2011.” First Barcelona goes after conversion therapists, and now a monument to our people? Loving it.

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7 Comments

  • mark c

    That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
    Ok, not the most beautiful, but still, something that nice, given by straights to gays – I gotta say, it makes me cry. Cry with tears of joy.

  • Jeff K.

    Erecting a monument to fallen gays in a public area: wonderful!

    Erecting it right in front of a Catholic basilica? PRICELESS!

    T’estimo, Barcelona! Amb tot el meu cor!

  • scott ny'er

    yet, another reason to move to Barcelona and leave this country.

  • Qjersey

    @Jeff K.:

    The Homomonument in Amsterdam is around the corner from the Anne Frank House. I spent the afternoon verklempt. The Homomonument in Amsterdam will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2012.

    http://home.wanadoo.nl/inspiritus/Homomonument.htm

  • Tallskin

    We need a similar monument here in London.

  • JM

    I need to learn Spanish if I’m going to move there… *packs up*

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