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See you soon, dear Pedro

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The most visible face of gay marriage in Spain, Pedro González Zerolo passed away today in Madrid, after a year and a half of fighting against pancreas cancer.

Pedro was born in Caracas in 1960. He was councilor at the Madrid City Hall since 2007, and president of the Madrid socialist party. But his acknowledgement got years before, as president of the Spanish Federation of lesbians, gays, transexuals, and bisexuals since 1998 to 2003. During that period he became the same sex marriage law driving which was approved in 2005.-

That law was a deep revolution for Spain, Europe and had a great impact in Latin America. For the first time, a country gave absolut equality to gay and lesbian marriage.
A short time later, Zerolo proposed the sexual identity law and gave rights to transexual people.

In january 2014, Pedro Zerolo announced he had pancreas cancer. For the first, that year he was not present to the Gay pride parade. It was one of his few manifestations of weakness.

IMPACT IN ARGENTINA

Pedro was known in Argentina, when he arrived to help the local gay organizations to boost the same sex marriage in the country, by working together the local organizations. When he gave his press conference, said something no one could never forget. “Equality will come anyway. The decision is being among the first ones, or among the last ones”.

Through his twitter account, Esteban Paulón, president of Argentine Federation of lesbians, gays, transexuals and bisexuals said. “The Pedro’s death left us a bit more lonely. A big hug to Jesus, his husband…”
Claudia Castrosín, vice president of FALGBT said “I guess we could have finished the path to gay marriage anyway, but how nice it was, having done it with him, the happiness he irradiated, a fighter and free…”

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