THE Popular Party (PP) in Sevilla has denounced an LGBT exhibition in the Andalucian city celebrating gay pride and called for its removal, sparking an intense discussion on Spanish cultural norms. Joined in its outrage by a right-wing offshoot party known as VOX, the PP contingent in Sevilla’s city hall described the exhibition as “obscene and tasteless”, while the ruling PSOE and LGBT organisations launched a passionate defence of the display, accusing the PP of showing its most “vile and censorial side”. “It is one thing to defend the rights of homosexuals, but it is another to show such poor taste. The first to be offended are the many gays who are reaching out to us,” said PP councillor Gregario Serrano.
June 30 / Euro Weekly