¿quién era pepa gaitan?

Lesbian visibility day

«Pepa’s case was emblematic, for the brutality, for the violence, for the image she had. And although justice has not recognized that it was a lesbophobic hate crime, the activists recovered her memory and we will continue denouncing it», said to Télam Cesar Cigliutti, referent of the Argentine Homosexual Community (CHA).

«To change this we need to work a lot on education; that is why we insist so much with the ESI, we have to educate in diversity and work on the whole society, but especially on the new generations; the way out is collective and it is that way», he added.

On March 6, 2010, the stepfather of Pepa’s girlfriend, Daniel Torres, shot her in the right shoulder with a shotgun at the door of her house; she died early the next day in the hospital.

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«Despite the fact that the law is mandatory to be complied with throughout the national territory, there is not the same political will that exists in each of the provinces of the country on the part of health authorities and political authorities to enforce this law with all the fullness that should be expected», said Silvina Ramos, Researcher at CEDES.

«Although the law is mandatory to be complied with throughout the national territory, there is not the same political will in each of the provinces of the country on the part of health authorities and political authorities to enforce this law as fully as it should be expected», said Silvina Ramos, Researcher at CEDES.

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Pepa gaitan bride

With regard to the course that has been taken since December 30, 2020, the Congresswoman celebrated in Redacción IP the fact that «33 thousand pregnant women had the chance to have access to the right to have an abortion in dignified conditions». However, she also mentioned that «each case must be reviewed» because «resistance is still present through the conscientious objection of health professionals and the intention to persuade those seeking access to abortion».

The right to termination of pregnancy was one of the most resisted projects at international level and Argentina joined where the procedure was authorized only in 2020. On January 24, 2021, President Alberto Fernandez reaffirmed this decision by enacting the Law on the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) by decree.

Activists and researchers followed the step by step of this regulation: initiatives such as the «Proyecto Mirar» of the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES), follow the federalization of the law and pay special attention to those regions whose representatives endorse to operate against this acquired right.

¿quién era pepa gaitan? 2021

The courtrooms where the trials are held are pale: wood dominates the walls and the furniture, illuminated by a warm, yellowish light. On one of the benches of the Seventh Criminal Chamber sat Fabi Tron with a notebook in her hand. She – a chonga lesbian, transfeminist, prosexual – wrote down what happened at each hearing. The day before the trial began, she asked herself a key question: «Will society as a whole take responsibility for what this conviction implies or, on the contrary, will it pass for many as just another homicide?

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Every March 7 is the day of lesbian visibility. The memory of Pepa is now a political act because feminist memory is a pact against oblivion and the promise of a rewriting of history.

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