The son of new Argentinian president Alberto Fernández has attended his father’s inauguration ceremony wearing a Pride flag.
The 24-year-old Estanislao Fernández showed up at his father’s inauguration wearing a rainbow-coloured pocket square, which he wore in official photos for the event.
To make sure there was no doubt about the statement, he later posted a video on his Instagram stories revealing that the pocket square was a folded Pride flag.
The video was reposted by multiple followers on social media.
Estanislao Fernández, who identifies as bisexual, is known in Argentina as a popular drag performer and cosplayer by the name of Dyhzy, made headlines last month when he participated in the Buenos Aires 28th annual Pride celebration, locally known as Marcha de Orgullo, which had an estimated attendance of 300,000 people.
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P R I D E ????????????️???? Hoy enviamos un mensaje de amor y aceptación desde Buenos Aires pal mundo . Llegó ese día del año, el más importante, ese en el que recordamos con cariño y orgullo a todxs aquellxs que cayeron para que nosotres podamos ser libres y felices. Así mismo tiempo es un día para celebrar y festejar de estar orgulloxs de ser quienes somos pero también un día de reclamos, hemos avanzado mucho como sociedad y vamos por muy buen camino, pero hasta que la discriminación, la violencia, el odio y la impunidad contra nosotrxs dejen de existir, el reclamo sigue. Gracias @zonafalgbt por la invitación, la buena onda y el cariño que me dieron hoy ????
Argentina is known for progressive LGBTQ rights. Same-sex sexual activity was made legal in the South American country in 1887, it has recognized same-sex marriage since 2010, and it has one of best track records in the world on trans rights.
Nevertheless, conservatives there and throughout Latin America have been persistent in their efforts to bully and ridicule the younger Fernández since his father announced his candidacy in May.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of conservative Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, responded to news of Alberto Fernández’ victory by posting a re-tweet of a photo of himself holding a gun, comparing himself with a photo of Estanislao dressed in a Pikachu costume and commenting, “This is not a meme.”
Estanislao’s response, posted in Portuguese (the official language of Brazil), was the comment, “Brazilian brothers, we are in this fight together. I love you.”
Later, he followed up with a tweet in Spanish on his own Twitter account, to say, “Many people from Brazil began to follow me and I want to tell the LGBTTTIQQA + community and allies of Brazil that we are together in this fight.
Remember that love always conquers hatred and among us, we must always take care of ourselves.”
Last Updated on Dec 24, 2019