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.
[photo, not of actual monument, via