Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Events and Parade Update : Please note that Vallarta Pride is now a day annual event that pays tribute to the gay and lesbian community with artistic and cultural events, films, concerts, beach parties and a lot of fun to show to everyone the fabulous diversity of the town as a place to live and visit. Pride was also created to showcase many of the unique elements in our LGBT community and area that have made Puerto Vallarta one of the top gay resort destinations in all of Latin America. This year's celebrations include a wide variety of events over a fourteen 14 day period from May th, and aim to inspire, commemorate and celebrate a vibrant gay community that through the years has created its own customs and traditions. Visit here for complete and up-to-date gay pride info about events, sponsors, photo galleries, news and travel deals.
Gay Pride in Mexico City
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At OprahMag. Though in many ways our culture has made strides forward when it comes to rights for the LGBTQ community, we have a long way to go. And many around the world are still not only struggling to earn basic rights, but also with having support from their friends and family. Luckily, there are some allies out there who are willing to offer support when no one else will. Like one mother in Monterrey, Mexico. In a video shared on Twitter by the Latino progressive organization Jolt Action, at the Monterrey Pride Parade, a mom stood near a large poster board reading "Abrazos de Mami gratis," or "Free mom hugs," in English.
Same-sex civil unions have been legal in Mexico City since , and gay marriage since A handful of Mexican states have also legalized same-sex unions, which are supposed to be recognized nationwide. But pride participants said Mexico has a long way to go in becoming a more tolerant and accepting place for LGBTQ individuals. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says that poverty, exclusion and violence reduce life expectancy for trans women in the Americas to 35 years.
Although overall public displays of homosexual affection or cross-dressing are still taboo in most parts of Mexico, LGBT social life tends to thrive in the country's largest cities and resorts. The Mexican gay soccer team , known as El Tri Gay , is the first of its kind in the country. Maybe we are not the best, maybe we are, no one knows. But we are the first to go and the first who dare to form a team with courage, heart, strength and enthusiasm, and we are determined to represent Mexico diligently.