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.

[photo, not of actual monument, via