“I will support my daughters if they decide to be lesbian or transgender”

Pastora Soler was the herald of the LGTBIQ+ Pride in Seville on Thursday, June 27. The singer arrived at the Alameda de Hércules after the controversy that broke out on social networks, since the organization chose a person who does not belong to the group as the announcer. The singer from Coria del Río, despite everything, wore a skirt with LGTBIQ + colors to claim and defend the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, etc., from the position of her ally. Eva González went on stage with her friend to share space at the end of the speech.

Pastora’s words sparked a wave of applause in the plaza of the Seville capital, where María del Monte and her friend Vanesa Martín proclaimed these years ago. “Forty years later, it cannot be that they continue to insult and attack people from the LGTBI community”the artist lamented. “It hurts me to see the injustices that rain down on you today, the bullying in schools and As a mother of two girls, if they decide to be lesbian, bisexual or transgender, both my husband and I will support them“.

As an ally, she used her loudspeaker: “I take this opportunity to tell you that I love you very much. I am here for that reason, for you and for you, I will always be. Let me love you, let me support you, let me accompany you because There are many of us who do not belong directly to the collective but we feel part of you because of love, because of freedom, and above all because that is how you have made us feel.“I will always stay with you, with you all. From here, from this blessed corner of freedom, from Seville to Europe and the world,” she said emotionally.

And he added: “Your herald surrenders and shouts to the world freedom, colors, diversity and rights”. During her speech, the interpreter Stay with me He also urged to fight against “the polarization of political parties that ends up ruining everything”. At the same time, he criticized the removal of LGTBI content from textbooks and put the spotlight on “institutions and entities that still do not go hand in hand with the LGTBI collective.”

The artist sang Free yourself by Rafael Conde ‘El Titi’: “He who tries it repeats it, I don’t know why that is”, says the song. She also made references to other cultural representatives who have belonged/belong to the collective or who have publicly supported its rights. In this sense, she cited Miguel De Molina, Rafael de León, Lola Flores, Rocío Jurado, Carmen Sevilla, María Jiménez, Juanita Reina, María del Monte and, on the other side of the pond, Cher and Madonna.