Madrid restores the plaque to Cristina Ortiz after being vandalized in 2019


The City Council of Madrid he has replacement this friday the board Cristina Ortiz, artistically known as The Poison‘, in the Parque del Oeste and thus reinstates a tribute what was ripped off in april 2019, a week after being placed by the Government headed by Manuela Carmena.

Thus, the message ‘In memory of Cristina Ortiz’ La Veneno ‘, a brave transsexual woman visible in the 90s’ looks again as it did a year and a half ago on the pillar located between Francisco and Jacinto Alcántara Street and Paseo de Camoens, in the area where Ortiz practiced prostitution. The Consistory detailed two days ago that the badge would have a transparent material plate in order to “resist possible attacks and better anchoring.”

Last October, after the broadcast of the final chapter of the series ‘Veneno’, which narrates the life of Ortiz, some followers began to deposit flowers, photos and candles, the latter caused a small fire weeks later and lit some of the gifts , so the City Council had to withdraw this improvised tribute to this trans woman.

Cristina Ortiz became popular in the 90s for her appearances in programs such as ‘Tonight we crossed the Mississippi’ and ‘La Sonrisa del Pelícano’ and died in 2016 after spending four days in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hospital La Paz de Madrid, to which she arrived after being found at home with a blow to the head.

The event was attended by the councilor of Más Madrid in the City Council Esther Gómez, as well as the senator of this party, Eduardo Rubiño. Gómez has regretted that this plate was torn off and has indicated that he would have liked it to have been replaced earlier since it is something that “had been claiming for months.”

“‘La Veneno’ did not stop being a woman who made trans people visible and today it is necessary for us to know that they must have recognized rights, that there must be legislation that recognizes their rights,” the mayor of the Consistory of the capital.

This need for regulatory development has also been underlined by Rubiño, who has valued “all the love that ‘La Veneno’ is receiving”, that his judgment represents “the impulse of citizens to change the laws” and has asked to the Government of the nation that complies with what society demands, in reference to the drafting of a Trans Law in which the Ministry of Equality is already working.

In memory of Cristina Ortiz ‘La Veneno’, a brave transsexual woman visible in the 90s


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