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Merida stands against sexual diversity discrimination

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On Friday, November 25, the Merida’s Municipal Council against Sexual Diversity Discrimination held a press conference to announce the details of the events to be held on December 1, to commemorate the World Day of Response To HIV / AIDS.

The event took place at the Directorate of Social Development of the City of Mérida and was attended by the Executive Secretary of the Council, Cecilia Patrón Laviada; Carlos Cabrera May of the BAI Foundation; Ligia Vera Gamboa, UADY researcher and councilors Arturo Sabido Góngora and Tonatiuh Villanueva Caltempa.

The commemorative events organized by the Council on December 1 will begin on Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm in the Santa Ana Park with the event called “Lazo Rojo” (red ribbon), coordinated by the Oásis San Juan de Dios Hostel, where candles will be lit in memory of the people that have died of AIDS, and there will be a talk conducted by Father Raúl Lugo, alongo with other speakers.


Merida against discrimination of sexual diversity

After the lighting of the candles and the conference, the Council together with the group Cicloturixes A.C. will carry out an activity called “HIVDA Round … Discrimination Free”,  at 8:30 p.m.  The people from “Abrazos” shelter, will also be conducting a talk.

Afterwards, a cycling route will depart from the Santa Ana park. Citizens are invited to attend dressed in white or red and bicycles will be available for rent there.

On Thursday, December 1, the exact date of World AIDS Response Day, the Municipal Palace of Merida will be lit for the first time in a red color to raise awareness about the importance of prevention.

The appointment is in the Main Square at 8 pm, and it is worth mentioning that the Monument to Motherhood will be lit simultaneously, as in previous years.

Finally, on Tuesday December 6, the “HIV / AIDS in Yucatan Challenge” will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Regional Research Center of the UADY, where local authorities will present a report on the situation of our state in the face of this serious health problem.

The members of the presidium agreed on the importance of continuing to raise awareness among citizens, especially young people, in order to promote and extend the culture of prevention, since even though medical advances have been achieved, the problem is far from over.

With this series of events, the Merida’s Municipal Council against Sexual Diversity Discrimination will close its cycle of activities for the year 2016.

– Source: http://yucatan.com.mx/

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