Isabel Torres, immortalized | Canary Islands7

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The actress, communicator and activist for LGTBI rights has a tribute mural in her hometown since this Friday

The actress, communicator and activist for LGTBI rights,
Elizabeth Torrescounts from this Friday with a
homage mural in his city, Las Palmas de Gran Canariawith which the
Canary Islands Government next to
Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the capital city council have wanted to recognize his work as an activist in defense of the rights of LGTBI people.

The Deputy Minister of Equality and Diversity of the Government of the Canary Islands,
Sylvia Jaencontextualized the elaboration of the mural in the Canary Islands section in memory of the program
Proud Canary that promotes his department, and assured that "we cannot understand a Canary Islands that is proud of its diversity if we do not recognize those who have made it possible". "As a professional," he added.
Isabel Torres will always be remembered as an excellent communicator, presenter, and actress who, with the series Poison He sent his humanity and love beyond our borders.” The deputy counselor explained that before she died, Isabel Torres was able to see the sketches of the mural that she, in her opinion,
"It will be a space of joy."

The Councilor for Equality,
Maria del Carmen Reyes, assured that it was “someone who deserved it”. «Our city is a proud city and for this reason it recognizes an icon for the LGTBI movement»

The Minister of Equality, Diversity and Transparency of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria,
Sarah Ramirez, He also expressed the relevance of having "a memory of this reference on the wall of the insular stadium" and assured that it was one of the greatest LGTBI references in all of Spain.

The General Director of Diversity also participated in the event,
Victor Ramirezand representatives of family and friends.

Isabel Torres Rodríguez, who died at the age of 52 last February in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, her hometown, was a renowned television presenter, communicator and activist for the rights of the
LGTBI collective and a reference of the same to be the first Canarian transsexual person to adapt, in 1996, his ID to his sexual identity. Furthermore, in 2005
She became the first transsexual candidate for Queen of the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

This mural, which is located in the
Paseo de Chile in Las Palmas de Gran Canariaat the height of the old
island Stadium, It is the second of its characteristics to be created on the island of Gran Canaria with this objective, the previous one being dedicated to the figure of the artist and transformist Xayo, who disappeared in 2021, installed in Guía, his birth municipality.

These types of protest actions are part of the Canarias Orgullosa initiative, promoted by the
Deputy Ministry of Equality and Diversity of the Regional Executive, in order to recognize the LGBTI reference people of the Canary Islands and that, in recent months, has been carrying out a series of actions such as the installation of plaques, book publishing and the creation of memory files of sexual and gender dissidence , aimed at giving visibility to sexual and gender diversity in the Islands. In addition, it has a website.
canariasorgullosa.com, which brings together the LGBTI Pride celebration activities organized by the Government of the Canary Islands.

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