A PP Councillor has balked at a bill designed to give the LGBT community more visibility, and has conversely proposed that all groups deserve increased visibility and that there should be a “macho day”.
The bill was introduced in response to the recent attack on an Orlando gay club that left 49 dead. In the wake of the attack, councilors from the Mes Party in Mallorca have argued that public institutions need to make an effort to speak out against homophobia, and that more protection in general is needed for people in the LGBT community.
However, PP representative Carles Simarro, who is also the former mayor of Soller, railed against the proposal, and instead argued that “all groups needed visibility”, and that there could be a “macho day” or “a day of the girl of the rest of my life.”
Ultimately his efforts were in vain, as despite five PP Councillors abstaining from the vote and one voting against, the bill was ultimately passed due to the support of the opposition parties.
Simarro’s comments have since been widely lampooned on social media, with blithe retorts including, “You know who were very ‘macho day’? The village people,” and “Isn’t macho day every day?”