Monument against homophobia in Sitges

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Gay campaigners in Sitges, Spain, have welcomed a new monument against homophobia.

The 4ft pink triangle overlooks the sea from the fourth pier of the popular Catalan gay resort.

Politicians erected the structure as a symbol of its stance against homophobia.

It commemorates a demonstration 10 years ago when police announced they would start making records of gay men wondering the beach at night.

Gay activists opposed the plan but were target by protesters throwing eggs and stones..

The monument has an inscription proclaiming, “Sitges against Homophobia. October 1996-2006. Never again.”