As the United States have now equalised gay marriage recently, so Portugal has been planning a day of support for the gay community as well.
“Establishing this day has a symbolic weight. The Portuguese State will now, through its Parliament, acknowledge the fight against homophobia and transphobia,” said Pedro Delgado Alves, an MP.
This was a decision that was proposed by the Socialist Party and agreed upon by all parties in Parliament.
It was acknowledged that many countries do set a day aside for the gay community and that Portugal should do so too.
The date decided on to hold this day is 17 May, which is the same date as other countries.
“The day is already culturally ingrained but its formal acknowledgment will bolster the fight against discrimination and help the institutions that already celebrate the day,” Alves said further.
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