Chueca, The enbodiment of diversity
Discover the neighborhood of Chueca, the heart of pride.
Its name alone evokes liberty, respect, and tolerance... in recent years, chueca has become more than just a barrio or neighbourhood; it has developed into an icon of the lGbT movement around the world. and with good reason: it marks the starting point of the struggle for visibility of the lGbT collective, a movement that has now become unstoppable.
A few decades ago, new café-bars, cocktail bars, restaurants and small businesses such as book and clothes stores, all with their particular lGbT bent, started setting up shop in the neighbourhood, especially in and around plaza de chueca and calles augusto Figueroa, Gravina, pelayo, libertad and Fuencarral. The stores initially caused quite a stir amongst the rather more “traditional” neighbours. These same neighbours were able to see first hand the transformation of their neighbourhood into the very epicentre of “modernity”. a place where you can live your life as you wish without fear of prejudice and social exclusion. Nowadays, chueca is a model of coexistence between, on one hand, the long established neighbours, and on the other hand, the “new arrivals” attracted by the sense of respect for diversity that can be plainly felt in its streets and squares.
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