LGBT center was opened in Barcelona and vandalized one week later

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Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ center was damaged by homophobic vandals just a week after its official opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened in Calle Borrell, Barcelona, on January 19, with Eugeni Rodríguez, president of LGBT+ rights group Observatori Contra l’Homofòbia, describing it as a “historic day” for the queer Barcelona citizens. But on January 26th it has been reported that the center’s building was subjected to an act of vandalism. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau Ballano, who is openly bisexual, went to the rally and gave a speech to show her support for queer brothers and sisters of Barcelona, condemning the attack on Facebook, stating that Barcelona is a diverse, bright and colorful city. “Today this city has sent a clear and blunt message: hate is not welcome. There will be no impunity,” the Mayor wrote.

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