Monesterio

Monesterio is a municipality of around 4,400 residents.

History

2020 Orgullo celebrations in the town honored Pedro Zerolo, who played a large role in bringing marriage equality to Spain. A mural dedicated to him was pained by the artist Kato in Parque Las Moreras. Other Orgullo programming included the balconies of the town hall and Casa de Cultura being decorated in rainbow flags, and Plaza de las Moreras hostined a theatrical performance of “Strawberry and Chocolate” by Senel Paz.

In cooperation with Diputación de Badajoz, Kalíope Teatro, Fundación Triángulo Extremadura y Plural, the town organized Orgullo festivities in 2021 that took place from 28 June to 3 July.

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Ayuntamiento De Monesterio Centralita, located at C. Templarios, 17, is the local town hall and where local government offices are located. It is also where the rainbow flag was raised for the first time in June 2019 as part of the town’s first Orgullo celebrations. The motto for the event was “Monesterio y, freely proud”. The flag was raised during a reading of the manifesto for Orgullo. Bracelets were distributed as part of the event that also carried the event’s motto. The town hall was again decked with rainbow flags in honor of Orgullo in 2020 and 2021. The “Love makes families” open air exhibit as oart of Orgullo 2020 took place at the site.

Calle de Templarios is a pedestrian street in the town. Situated in front of the town, Orgullo celebrations have taken place on the road in 2019 and 2021.

Casa de la Cultura de Monesterio, located at Calle Templarios, is a local government run cultural center. The “Love makes families” open air exhibit as oart of Orgullo 2020 took place at the site.

2020 Orgullo celebrations in the town honored Pedro Zerolo, who played a large role in bringing marriage equality to Spain. A mural dedicated to him was pained by the artist Kato in Parque Las Moreras.

2021 Pride Route

Calle Templarios hosted a public act to open June 2021 Orgullo activities in the town with a reading of the Orgullo manifesto at 20:00 on 28 June.

Casa de la Cultura de Monesterio, located at Calle Templarios, is a local government run cultural center. The building was acquired by the municipality in the 1960s to host a Colegio Libre Adoptado de Enseñanza Media called Instituto de Enseñanza “Santa Eulalia” de Mérida. Its purpose was later modified. From 29 June to 12 July 2021, it hosted the inauguration of the exhibition, “Si hubieran existido dos Evas”, by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura.

Auditorio Municipal, located at Calle Templarios, 8, hosted a play called “Temor creíble” on 1 July 2021 as part of the town’s Orgullo festivities. The play told the story of two refugees in Spain who left their home countries to seek asylum because of their sexual orientation. Both were gay men, one who was a black African and the other was a white Russian.

Parque de Las Moreras hosted a program for boys and girls aged six to twelve on 3 July 2021 as part of the town’s Orgullo celebrations. The project, called Aguablanca II, was for a chance to participate in sports and other recreational activities, and was in its second edition that year.

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