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Thursday, December 01, 2022

The death of Trini False, the LGTBI activist who changed her name in the midst of the dictatorship, retributed against and led to the first glory

The Trinidad Falls, a symbol of LGTBI activism, died this week in A Corua, the city where he was born in 1942. He managed to change his name to full Francoism in the Civil Registry of A Corua in 1953, and during this time he was retaliated. Dictatorship. He remained in prison for five years, part of which he spent in the homosexual prison in Badajoz. In 1977, after the death of Franco, he led the first Pride performance in Barcelona.


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Journalist and writer Eva Mejuto remembered him on her Facebook profile as a “brave, witty, belligerent, stubborn and generous” person. “He treasured the history of the movement” [LGTBI]All in itself: they experienced repression, prison, police abuse, pointed to a society that didn’t understand (and sometimes still doesn’t understand) or which (supposedly) out of mediocrity Is). But it is also part of the party, the first demonstration of the collective in Barcelona, ​​of pride and brave discontent”.

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Mejuto, who collected the history of the Trinidad Falls in his book separate memory (Diputación de A Coruña, 2022), recounts that a few years ago she decided to return to live in her hometown, where in 2019 she received the Marcela e Elisa Award given by the ALAS Association to those fighting for LGTBI rights. She says the recognition was “a shot of dignity” for her. The writer remembers the activist using what her “headline” phrase was: “Let them take bellowI go through everything”.


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