Casar de Cáceres

Casar de Cáceres is a town of 4,500, founded as a fort in the Bronze Age. It became a constitutional municipality in 1834. The local economy is industrial and service based.

History

Orgullo 2018.

The town hosted a jornada on 16 and 17 April 2016 in honor of the Lesbian Visibility Day. The event was supported by Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura and Extremadura Entiende, and had a motto of “Rural+: Soy libre, soy visible, soy lesbiana”.

Casar de Cáceres played host to a traveling exhibition in the early 2020s titled, “Stories of Resistance” organized by Fundación Triángulo Extremadura in collaboration with the Agencia Extremeña de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AEXCID). The exhibit told the stories of LGBTI people in Extremadura and the surrounding provinces fleeing persecution of homosexuality. One of the stories featured was that of a lesbian who fled El Salvador after her sexual orientation led to persecution in her local barrio near the capital.

PSOE Casar de Cáceres used their social media accounts in November 2017 to celebrate the national government policy instituted by Partido Popular that denied single women and lesbian women access to reproductive assistance being undone by the PSOE led government.

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Ayuntamiento Casar de Cáceres, located at Plaza de España, 1, is the local town hall and government offices.   The town hall celebrated Orgullo on 28 June 2018 with activities that Extremadura Entiende  Fundacíon Triangulo, Chrsalis and Universidad Popular helped organize.  This included a raising of the rainbow flag on 28 June. The motto for the event was “TRANSformada Extremadura”. The town hall officially celebrated Orgullo again in 2019, with a ceremony and the reading of a manifesto.

Plaza de Sancho IV is one of the main plazas in the town.  On 30 June 2018, it was where the official town hall organized Orgullo manifesto was read.

Charca del Casar is a public park located on the south side of Laguna del Casar.  On 3 July 2018, it hosted an event where park benches were painted in the colors of the rainbow to bring additional visibility to the LGTB collective.  It was done in collaboration with Extremadura Entiende and Chrysallis.

Casa de la Cultura, located at Bda. Diputación, S/N, is an exhibition space and cultural activity center in the town. For Orgullo 2018 festivities, a colloquium and video showing was organized by Extramadura Entiene and Chrysallis at the Casa de Cultura. On 4 July 2018, the final official activity as part of Orgullo events was a screening of the French language gay male themed movie, Cuando tienes 17 años. As part of 8 March 2020 International Women’s Labor Day events in the town, a screening of Carmen y Lola took place on 6 March at the Casa de Cultura.

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