Pride Roma 2022, “Let’s go back to making noise”. The battle for rights is back
Everything is ready for the colorful Roma Pride parade. ‘Let’s go back to making noise’ is the slogan chosen for this year’s event, not only in homage to Raffaella Carrà, LGBTQ + icon, who passed away in July last year, but above all to relaunch the battle for full equality of rights.
Roma Pride, “Repubblica” and the choice to be there to strengthen the rights of all
by Maurizio Molinari
“After two years of silence dictated by the pandemic, we visibly return to make ourselves heard by filling streets and squares with our bodies and our voices. Today will be a great day of rights”, explains Mario Colamarino, spokesman for Roma Pride and president of the Mario Mieli homosexual culture club.
15.10 The first floats arrive, waiting for the godmother Elodie
One by one the floats that will animate the Roma Pride are arriving. There is already that of the CGIL with the banner “rights to peace for everything”. A total of twenty floats will parade through the center of the capital under the slogan ‘let’s make noise again’. The departure is scheduled for 3.30 pm. There is great anticipation for the godmother of the event Elodie.
14.55 Alfonsi: “Rainbow vases at the Esquiline”
“With the vases painted with the colors of the Pride, to say that Rome is a welcoming, open, inclusive and supportive city, to say that every place is the right place to feel at home, the squares, the streets, the parks, the whole city. We build a welcoming environment every day, because taking care of the environment also means taking care of the quality of life of each of us, of the rights, of the freedom to self-determine. To make Rome today and every day a city tailored to all the people who live there “, thus the Councilor for the Environment and Waste Cycle, Sabrina Alfonsi, announces on FB the intervention made this morning by the Giardini Service of Rome Capital in Piazza dell’Esquilino.
14.30 Twenty floats in the square. “700 thousand people expected”
Twenty floats are planned for the procession which, between music, songs, dances, rainbow colors and slogans full of pride, will move, at about 3.30 pm, from Piazza della Repubblica towards Via Cavour, then along the Imperial Forums it will arrive at the square Venice. “There is a great momentum, even the institutions will be with us. We have the support of the Region, the Municipality, the Municipalities, many embassies, a record number of sponsors. After 5 years of absence of the mayor at Roma Pride – explains Colamarino -, today with us Roberto Gualtieri will be with us. It will be an enormous Pride, perhaps the most awaited in the last 10 years. I would compare him to the 2011 Europride for the numbers and the atmosphere you breathe. we are waiting for an oceanic crowd “. The estimate is around 700,000 people.
13.10 Fiumicino becomes rainbow
It is the installation promoted by Adr, at Fiumicino airport, outside the arrivals area of Terminal 3, on the occasion of “Pride Month 2022”. “At Aeroporti di Roma we encourage inclusiveness and we care about uniqueness – underlines the airport management company – Our sustainable approach is strongly focused on the well-being of our people and our community that we are proud to embrace and listen to. In Pride Month 2022 we wanted to further demonstrate our commitment with this installation, which represents fully our vision and our values ”
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