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The summer appointment with the Palermo Pride procession is back.
After two years of hiatus (last year it was organized in the fall due to restrictions) the thunderous rainbow march starts to color the streets of the city again.
The presence of the mayor Roberto Lagalla has been confirmed, both at the morning press conference and at the start of the event.
And if in recent days it was the breezy absence of candidates in the primary of the progressive field that caused discussion, to revolutionize the agenda to be present was Claudio Fava, while Barbara Floridia and Caterina Chinnici have kept the commitments already made, however delivering to the coordination of Pride proximity messages.
To strike a blow, after the outburst of the coordinator of Palermo Pride from the pages of Repubblica, were also several other subjects: messages of adherence to the event arrived, among others, from Communist PRC, CGIL, ARCI.
Appointment at 4 pm at the Foro Italico: from there the procession will move, crossing Porta Felice will take corso Vittorio Emanuele to turn onto via Roma and then again onto via Cavour, skirting piazza Verdi and turning onto via Pignatelli Aragona.
At the end, the snake of wagons and participants will arrive at Villa Filippina.
Palermo Pride Suona is organized in this space, the village where different artists will alternate tonight.
“Neither lands nor bodies are lands of conquest”: this is the slogan chosen this year: “A parallel – observes Luigi Carollo, coordinator of Palermo Pride – which is a constant for us.
For years our movement has signaled the dangers linked to the silencing of LGBTQIA + people by the Russian Parliament: this shows that sooner or later discrimination always becomes the mother of tanks “.
The “godmother” of this edition of Pride is Beppe Fiorello, who has recently concluded the shooting of his first film as a director: a story inspired by the story of Giorgio and Toni, the two boys who disappeared and were found dead after a few days in Giarre more than 40 years ago.
For the Sicilian actor and director it is an opportunity to “know, understand and live an experience of fighting rights firsthand with the hope that these rights can be recognized as soon as possible”.
The association between the movement and the List Representative has also been confirmed.
who donated her hymn to the event, the new single “Diva”.
Mayor Lagalla, present this morning at the presentation of the “Palermo Pride”, spoke of “commitment to a city of tolerance.
My decision to be here – he said – is not a concession, but a necessary partnership.
Municipality means plurality and a community cannot ignore its indispensable rights and, on the basis of these, demand respect “.
He then confirmed his presence at the afternoon parade.
Finally, the assembly of the Genderali States continues today from 10 to 13 at the Arci Tavola tonda club, at the Cantieri Cultura alla Zisa: a space for discussion between collectives and individuals arriving from all over Italy “to affirm – explain from the organization – that LGBTQIA + people and people with disabilities need much more than a legislative intervention against discrimination “.
A return, that of associations and movements from all over Italy, nine years after the last national Pride that was held in Palermo.
Grand finale in the evening on the stage of Villa Filippina, where the coordination of Palermo Pride, the Genderali States and the “godfather” of the parade Beppe Fiorello will intervene.
Then space for the music of Simona Norato, Giuse The Lizia, Vergo and, to close, the party curated by Popshock.
Sicilian news 2022-07-09 16:53:00