Movement LGBT + is received by the president of CMM and asks for return of the Gay Parade in Ponta Negra

The strength of the Gay Parade in Manaus was due to a combination of the mobilization of residents of condominiums Ponta Negra.
07/02/2017 15h08 - Updated 7/02/2017 16h37
PHOTO: Tiago Correa / CMM

Movement representatives LGBT + (lesbians, Gays, bisexual, Transsexuals and Transgender) they delivered, on Tuesday (7), the Mayor of Manaus (CMM), Councilman Wilker Barreto (PHS), an official letter requesting a closer group with the municipal legislature and the return of the Gay Parade in Ponta Negra. in meeting, Movement members received Alderman ensuring that the positive agenda of CMM includes openness to all members and representatives of civil society organizations.

The letter calls for a public hearing to discuss public policy for more information society and more security to the LGBT community. according to Wilker, the audience should be one of the first to be held under the Human Rights Commission (COMDIH), whose training should be set on Wednesday (8).

Another claim of the movement was the return of the Gay Parade in Ponta Negra. Wilker pointed out that the resistance was due to a combination of the mobilization of residents of condominiums Ponta Negra.

"It's the only day we feel when citizen children, grandparents ask to take pictures with us respectfully. The parade brings together many families and it happens all over the world ", said the organizer of the Gay Pride Parade Amazon, Bruna La Close.

Members of the movement, as Bruna Close, Tiana Miles and Gabriel Mota, They delivered at the office of each councilor a black rose symbolizing murder 28 LGBTs last year in the Amazon, according to data from Grupo Gay da Bahia (GGB), entity that annually makes a survey of LGBT deaths in the country. "Are 28 lives cut short and 28 families in distress, the government has the duty to fight against this violence ", said Wilker.

According to figures from GGB, the Amazon, last year, with 28 deaths, only lost to São Paulo (49 homicide), Bahia (32) and Rio de Janeiro (30) murder. already Manaus, with 25 deaths of the total Amazon, It was the Brazilian capital recorded the highest number of murders in absolute terms, followed by Salvador (17 murders) and São Paulo (13). Only early this year have been recorded three deaths in Manaus.

Besides Wilker, also participated in the meeting with the LGBT movement + the glory Carrate councilors (PRP), Álvaro Campelo (PP), Professor Jacqueline (PHS) and Sassá Construction (PT).

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