AID FOR AIDS celebrates Pride Month with different activities at its LatAm offices
In June, AID FOR AIDS hosted different activities through its offices in LatAm to celebrate Pride Month, raise the voice for the LGBTIQA+ community and spread awareness of their achievements and struggles.
At the beginning of the month, AID FOR AIDS Panama raised the pride flag to commemorate the beginning of a month of celebrations. This activity took place in the Plaza Catedral in Panama City and was attended by various personalities such as the Mexican ambassador to the nation, representatives of private companies and the community in general.
A digital campaign was carried out through the social networks of AID FOR AIDS to spread awareness about the history of the LGBTIQA+ community, mentioning their achievements in different countries. Recommendations for movies, series and books about their issues, challenges and accomplishments were also shared. Activists Edinson Calderon, Cristina Rojas and Tamara Adrián were part of the campaign advocating for the rights of the LGBTIQA+ community, emphasizing the importance of treating everyone with dignity and respect, no matter their sexual identity or orientation.
On July 1, the Pride march was held in Lima, Peru, where AID FOR AIDS participated with its own float that paraded through the streets of the capital with the motto: “We leave no one behind, we go where you are.” This important event served to raise the voice about the rights of the LGBTIQA+ community, including the right to inclusive and safe health services for all. The congregation was massive and colorful, and year after year this event becomes bigger to show that we are still fighting and will not stop.