XLV National Pride and LGBTTTIQ+ Dignity March in Mexico City, which takes place in the style of a multicolored carnival, with a large number of slogans in favor of sexual diversity, music, floats, tour buses and dozens of horse riders.
The Pride parade will take place at the end of June 2023. The route starts at the Angel of Independence, on the Paseo de la Reforma and ends at the central square of the Mexican capital. The program of activities for the 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersexual' (LGBTTTI) pride march includes recreational and cultural events for all tastes. Starting at 2:00 p.m., a closing concert will be organized in the Zócalo square.
Mexico City, with its more than 20 million inhabitants, will be transformed this Saturday into a big party that exceeds all expectations. The city will breathe an atmosphere of harmony, brotherhood and festivity will reach every corner.
It is a wonderful festival that you can not miss.
- The Gay March of Distrito Federal is also attended by many heterosexual people and foreigners from many Latin American countries.
- Besides being a great celebration, this event generates a great economic benefit to Mexico City.
- During these days, hotel occupancy is over 80%.
- In the years 2020 and 2021 a digital edition was made through Youtube for the pandemic.
- In 2022 more than 300,000 people and 140 floats participated.
The 'Marcha del Orgullo CDMX' (Gay Pride CDMX) has complicated, gloomy and somewhat dangerous beginnings. The germ began with the unjustified dismissal of an employee of the department store Sears, Mexico City. This event shocked many people and a group of intellectuals decided to take action. Nancy Cárdenas and Carlos Monsiváis, along with some thirty other people, signed a document openly denouncing such discrimination. This was the basis for the founding of the 'Frente Homosexual de Acción Revolucionaria' (Homosexual Front of Revolutionary Action) in 1978. It was the first Mexican group to publicly claim sexual diversity.
On June 29, 1979, this group paraded through the streets to demand respect and tolerance for sexual diversity. Thus it was made known that homosexuality was neither a mental illness nor a perversion.
In the first years of the parade there were no big celebrations. But over the years, the Mexico City parade evolved to become a great celebration for tolerance, where different ideologies and ways of living sexual diversity congregate. This is something that should make us reflect. It is necessary to know how to value the times in which we live and remember all those brave people who fought to create an event like this in our country.
In the framework of LGBT Pride Day, similar protests have been held in the United States since the 1970s. Currently they are multitudinous pride marches in New York and San Francisco.