El Topu Fartón.

The Topu Fartón 2015, facing the City Hall of Uviéu/Oviedo

As you know, XEGA is a part of the Llar Solidariu with SOS Racismu Asturies and the Xunta Pola Defensa de la Llingua Asturiana. The Llar Solidariu is an open to everyone, plural, democratic and self-managed space from which we defend the values ​​of equality, solidarity, freedom, justice and peace, which are transversal to our organizations.

Well, as every year (and are 32), the aforementioned groups assemble for the festival of San Mateo, in Oviedo, the mythical street bar Topu Fartón. We recall the importance of the presence of XEGA in one of the Asturian parties that more people congregate as an exercise in visibility and normalization. In addition to the objectives of social awareness and respect for sexual diversity, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS and other STIs in a festive and relaxed atmosphere, The Topu Fartón has another function, more prosaic but important for the survival of our Association and the activities conducted in the same… We mean, of course, the financial purpose. Our volunteer at the street bar is essential to provide the financial resources needed to sustain the infrastructure of the Llar Solidariu.

This year the festivities begin on Friday September 11 and end on Monday, 21. Although the preparations begin on Saturday, five. The assembly starts on Sunday six on the City Hall Square of Oviedo (due to the renovation of the building of the University of Oviedo in the Riego Squeare) and will last all week until Friday afternoon 11, before the opening.

The Topu Fartón will open to the public on Friday 11 after the reading of the proclamation (about 8.30PM) until Monday 21 will be happening six innings/day, covering 24 hours a day.

The disassembly will be done from the time of closing of the stall 21 Monday night, the truck is loaded at the square and unloaded at the warehouse Tuesday 22. It is critical that there are many people, especially considering everyone will be exhausted and that Tuesday’s workday.

If you want to actively participate in The Topu Fartón send sooner an email to info@xega.org for detailed information. Remember that each and everyone who “work” in The Topu do it for activism, voluntarily and without payment.