Spain’s gays get first ever royal reception

Spain's newly enthroned King Felipe and Queen Letizia broke with tradition on Tuesday by officially receiving representatives from Spain's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups at the royal El Pardo palace on Tuesday and highlighting that their work "deserves to be better known and acknowledged".

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Boti Garcia, president of Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, and José María Núñez-Blanco, president of LGBT rights group the Triangle Foundation, were invited along with representatives of 350 other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and charities involved with social causes.

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García admitted that she had been surprised to receive the invitation, noting: “We have asked more than once for meetings with the vice president of the government and he’s never even answered.”

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