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News: UK

Fri 4 Mar, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


I continue to be interested in the rights of all people and I do not intend to give up contributing to furthering citizens’ rights

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Founder of the Gibraltar Gay Rights group Felix Alvarez, has revealed that he will be standing down from his position within the equality rights group on the British Overseas territory on the South of Spain.

The British island has a small population and along with that comes a small LGBT community, with only one venue on the island that solely caters for the LGBT residents and holidaymakers.

In a statement on the site Equality Rights GGR site Alvarez stated his reasons for leaving the organisation he founded over a decade ago.


‘After over a decade in post, and having taken the programme for equal rights forward to successful conclusion on various counts, it is now time for fresh leadership,

‘I continue to be interested in the rights of all people and I do not intend to give up contributing to furthering citizens’ rights,’

‘The aims of generating social dialogue, debate, awareness, and establishing important legal and political precedents are all there now for sexual minorities in Gibraltar, though much still needs to be done.

The judgment on the age of consent issue is still pending, but there is little doubt in my mind that equalisation will have to come. GGR in its election of a new Chairperson and Committee will, I am confident, be continuing the campaign work and the evolution of issues into the future.’

The Group as a whole has revealed that they will release a full statement about the decision made by Alvarez and what lies ahead for the Gibraltar Gay Rights group whilst praising him for all his hard work in the fight for equality for the island on the Mediterranean coast.

 

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