Teno has been a benchmark for the LGTBIQ+ collective in its fight for family diversity and equality
Activism mourns the death of Juan Andres Teno, tireless defender of LGTBIQ+ rights, particularly of the families of the group. Tena was born in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) in 1967 but spent much of his life in Málaga.
One of his great struggles has been to empower the LGTBIQ+ collective, being one of the main defenders in Andalusia to the point of being regional delegate of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual, Bisexual and Intersexual Mothers and Fathers (GALEHI) and head of the group of families of the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB). "The important thing in the family is not who makes it up, but their love ties“He declared in a 2017 interview.
Family diversity and education
Teno was one of the great promoters of family diversity as a tool to make a fairer society and he explained to everyone who wanted to listen to him that they were two dads with a black and adopted son, normalizing a situation in which the important thing is to love and respect each other, regardless of sexual condition, race or religion.
He was also a great advocate of the use of a non-sexist language and gave numerous workshops to achieve greater equality in all areas. «We convince with facts, I do not want to defeat or that certain people stop thinking as they think, only that they respect us«, assured Teno.
Teno's death has caused great pain in the journalistic world of Malaga and the LGTBIQ+ community. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends. DEP.