Photo: Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México


Thousands of members of Mexico City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer (LGBTQ) community took to Paseo de la Reforma Saturday, June 19, to celebrate their sexual diversity and pride with multihued wardrobes, rainbow banners and pounding concerts of rock music.

Accompanied by friends, family and supporters, the daylong party was a fun-for-all celebration that showcased tolerance and respect for individuality.

The parade was part of a larger, global Gay Pride celebration, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City, when a police raid on a gay bar in Manhattan led to a riot and days of demonstrations that would eventually become a sustained LGBTQ liberation movement.

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