Barcelona is a LGBT friendly city and there are several facts proving it. It is a city founded on tolerance and respect for diversity as the story I am about to write will demonstrate.
A very tragic fact happened on October 6th, 1991. In Ciutadella Park a transexual named Sonia Rescalvo Zafra was attacked and brutally murdered by a group of Nazi because of her transexual identity.
The city of Barcelona rejects and condemns any violence and crime violating the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This statement has been made public and carved in a sign in Ciutadella Park where this atrocious crime was committed. A bandstand has been dedicated to Sonia Rescalvo Zafra, it is called La Glorieta de la transexual Sonia (the bandstand of Sonia, the transexual). There very few cities who have diversity in their agenda and make such explicit statement agains violence and intolerance over people for their sexual identity.
Besides this tragic fact and it’s rightful condemnation, Barcelona has been always extremely tolerant and open minded since democracy was obtained. It is a pleasure both to live in or to visit a city of such a kind.
The Ciutadella Park is located next to el Borne and it hosts several important attractions of the city. The zoo, the Catalan Parliament, the museum of geology are located in and around this beautiful Park. The Glorieta dedicated to Sonia is inside the park next to the Cascada (waterfall).