A number of thousand folks took half in Paris on Saturday in an unofficial Satisfaction March, every week after the date initially scheduled for the official Homosexual Satisfaction, canceled due to the coronavirus.
Between 2,000 to three,000 protesters participated Saturday, July four in Paris in an impromptu and "political" Satisfaction March, every week after the date initially scheduled for the official Homosexual Satisfaction, canceled as a result of coronavirus.
Gathered behind a truck with an indication "our delight is political", a younger and multicultural crowd began from Place Pigalle round 5.30 pm, famous an AFP journalist.
Among the many rainbow flags, coloured hair and drag queen outfits, the watchwords had been incisive: "For a radical delight", "transphobia kills", "a dyke president", or "my physique, my like, shut up. "
Slightly extra political than festive
The official Satisfaction March, organized by the inter-LGBT and initially scheduled for June 27, was postponed to November 7 due to the ban on massive gatherings linked to the coronavirus. However for Emma Vallée-Guillard, who answered the improvised name from varied LGBT associations, "it was vital to rejoice delight anyway".
"The delight on the base, it was a riot", remembers the younger lady of 22 years, in reference to the riots of Stonewall in New York in 1969, triggered by a police raid on a bar frequented by homosexuals and who gave beginning a yr later on the first "Homosexual Satisfaction".
With out floats and music, Saturday's gathering was extra political than festive. "We’re right here for our rights, to have extra," says Lucas Delplanque, pink and blue bisexual flag on his shoulders. This 20-year-old scholar would love the assaults to be "actually punished, to make PMA cross for all LGBT and trans folks."
Defending "elementary rights"
"It is crucial that we battle so that everybody's rights are revered," says Shadé Djossinou, 22. She got here as a "black individual" and "ally" of the LGBT motion to take part on this rally which additionally denounced police violence and racism.
"Our fights have the identical objective within the sense that we battle to be revered as a human being," she mentioned.
"The hazard of retreating on our elementary rights could be very current and the epidemic has served to disclose a number of components of exclusion, discrimination and violence," declared AFP Giovanna Rincon, director of the affiliation Acceptess- T, who defends transgender folks.
Regardless of the postponement of the Satisfaction March, "we refuse the confinement of our freedoms and that our our bodies be invisible," she concluded.
The yr 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Homosexual Satisfaction, however a number of hundred Satisfaction Marches all over the world needed to be canceled or postponed as a result of coronavirus.