Torremolinos continues to bolster its role as one of the most popular destinations for LGBTI tourism, thanks to the foresight and determination of the town’s mayor, José Ortiz. The Mayor of Torremolinos has recently been voted one of the most influential allies of the LGBTI community in Spain. The mayor was ranked third by an on-line journal (El Confidencial), which published a list of people who stand out in the struggle for LGBTI rights and the fight against hate crime.
Over the past two years, José Ortiz and his government has supported an extensive programme aimed at the gay community and the publication highlighted the fact that Torremolinos has become the new Mecca of LGBTI tourism of the Costa del Sol.
Antonio Domínguez, president of the association of gay traders of Torremolinos (ACOGAT), said, “Torremolinos is back in fashion and the future is promising because the image of the city is changing completely.”