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Friday, March 04, 2011

Felix Alvarez interviewed on Gibraltar Radio and TV about his 10 years as Chairman. Acknowledgments and thanks to Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Equality Rights Group GGR has today announced that Felix Alvarez, founder and up to now Chairman of the group, gave notice some months back that he would not be standing for the post at upcoming periodic elections within the group, due to take place next month.

‘After over a decade in post, and having taken the programme for equal rights forward to successful conclusion on various counts, it is now time for fresh leadership,’ Mr Alvarez stated. ‘I continue to be interested in the rights of all people and I do not intend to give up contributing to furthering citizens’ rights,’ he said.

‘The aims of generating social dialogue, debate, awareness, and establishing important legal and political precedents are all there now for sexual minorities in Gibraltar, though much still needs to be done. The judgment on the age of consent issue is still pending, but there is little doubt in my mind that equalisation will have to come. GGR in its election of a new Chairperson and Committee will, I am confident, be continuing the campaign work and the evolution of issues into the future.’

The Group has said that it will make a statement regarding Mr Alvarez’s successor in due course, and has thanked him for the ‘very hard work, unceasing commitment, intelligence and prudence with which some extremely difficult goals have been successfully achieved over the past ten years.’