No matter it is a predominantly Catholic country, with a legacy of a 40-year-old fascist dictatorship that even banned divorce, Spain is the most LGBT-friendly nation in the world, according to the 2013 Pew Research Center poll. 88% percent of those surveyed responded “yes” to the question: Should society accept homosexuality? In comparison, only 60% of American respondents said yes to the same statement.
In the summer of 2005, the socialist Spanish government legalized gay marriage in Spain. Spain surprisingly became the third European Union member to authorize same-sex unions.
12 years after gay marriage & adoption law,
32,000 couples got married,
a whole generation of LGBT people has grown up.
Spain has also been rated the least homophobic country in the World in 2014, according to another Pew Research Center study.
The study polled participants from 40 different countries on different topics and what is considered morally acceptable and unacceptable, including questions on marital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, premarital sex and getting a divorce.
Spanish people declared that they don’t give a toss about same-sex action – only 6% said it was morally unacceptable, the lowest out of all the other countries surveyed.
38% of Spanish people believe that homosexuality is not even a moral issue, that’s to say they consider it 100% acceptable as their heterosexuality is.
We even celebrated in 2015 the World first Gay Police Marriage.
Andalusia became the second region in Europe in July 2014 to allow transgender people to establish their correct gender without medical diagnosis or legal authorization, voting a law called Ley integral para la no discriminación por motivos de identidad de género y reconocimiento de los derechos de las personas transexuales,
This law is a blueprint for both Europe and the world, as it contains a judicial framework for the legal equality of transsexuals and it serves as a tool with which to defend oneself against discrimination from society or the authorities.
WorldPride Madrid 2017 wants to gather the whole international LGBT community and invites all Prides to claim, celebrate and share the experience of transformation, to demonstrate that another world is possible.
Madrid has a thriving and very active gay scene. At GoMadridPride.com we are a Gay team based in Madrid, bringing you the best places of Madrid for you to enjoy your stay at WordPride Madrid 2017. We want to share and spread the values of equality, respect, tolerance, freedom and equal rights that we are building in Spain and we wish you to live it everywhere in the world.
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