Controversy with the removal of the LGTBI flag from the platforms of the Chueca Metro station in the middle of Pride month
At the station Madrid's Chueca Metro The LGTBI+ flag no longer appears. The colors of the rainbow had become iconic since 2016 when Netflix changed her appearance to promote the series Orange is The New Black. Since this week, the walls of this platform on line 5 have been replaced by an advertising campaign for JCDecaux, a well-known international underwear brand.
The information arrives in the month of Pride. The new advertising also maintains the theme LGTBI + the motto Pride Collection. A spokesperson for the public company has stated on Cadena Ser that «once this campaign ends in the next few days the flag will return«.
This decision comes after June 19, 2021, Isabel Díaz Ayuso ask in the Assembly of Madrid that the laws be annulled LGTBI + full Community. Furthermore, this same year, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida assured that the rainbow flag will not be placed in the Palace of Cibeles.
Officially, it is not known when the campaign will be withdrawn, nor how much it enters JCDecaux, the concession company that manages advertising throughout the public transport network, for her. What still remains unchanged is the diamond-shaped signal flag.
Last minute! The Community of Madrid in the month of LGBT pride removes the rainbow flag from the platform of the Chueca metro pic.twitter.com/vDYEVltSJU
— LGBT equality ?️? (@IgualdadLGBT) June 18, 2022
"LGTBIphobia of Madrid institutions"
From the Collective of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals of Madrid (COGAM) denounce «LGTBIphobia of Madrid institutions in the middle of Pride month«.
The president of the group, Carmen Garcia de Merlo, sentence "these positions against the rights of the LGTBI+ collective that tend to make us invisible and marginalize us again", noting that "sYour votes will make you pay tolls and those tolls will be women, emigrants and the LGTBI+ collective«.