A technical hitch didn’t stop new Torrevieja mayor, Jose Manuel Dolon, from waving the Rainbow flag in support of gays and lesbians on World Gay Day last Friday, the first time ever that the council has taken part in the flag ceremony.

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An unspecified problem prevented the flag from being flown from the flagpole, but Dolon merely went onto the Town Hall balcony and proudly displayed the emblem, along with support from PSOE councillors Fanny Serrano and Africa Celdrá, with Serrano saying how much the new Torrevieja government valued such events and the need to promote equality and tolerance. Similar ceremonies took place in Callosa de Segura and Dolores, whilst Los Montesinos is staging a diversity party tomorrow (Saturday).