A carnival without floats and a family atmosphere: the LGBT+ Pride March in CDMX

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 29: Several thousand people, often dressed and made up in the colours of the rainbow flag, came to walk and dance during the 41 LGBTTTI Pride Parade and concert on June 29, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Adrián Monroy/Medios y Media/Getty Images)

Due to the rebound in COVID-19 infections, this year there was less attendance at the march, but the energy of the contingents made up of people of all ages did not decrease.

After the LGBTTI + March, better known as the “Gay Pride”, was suspended in 2020 for health reasons, this year thousands of people gathered at noon this Saturday in the heart of Mexico City to demand their rights and celebrate between multicolored flags, makeup and music, sexual freedom.

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Although in this XLIII edition about 20 thousand people participated, according to local authorities, it is a much smaller influx than in the pre-pandemic time of COVID-19, since in 2019 more than 100 thousand Mexican men and women attended.

And this time to “avoid more infections”, the advertising brands decided not to participate with trucks and floats. However, it was not necessary for the attendees to put together a great carnival on Paseo de la Reforma and the Historic Center.

The journey

People participate today Saturday, during the XLIII edition of the LGBT + march, through the main avenues in Mexico City (Mexico).  EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez
People participate today Saturday, during the XLIII edition of the LGBT + march, through the main avenues in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez

A first contingent of around 600 people, made up of young people as well as older adults and children, left at around 11:50 am from the Angel of Independence for the Zócalo plateau; While the second came out minutes after 12:00, as there were two calls on social networks.

During the journey, the Secretariat of Citizen Security ( SSC ) of the capital implemented a road operation with cuts to circulation so that it would not be affected in its entirety. There was even a Metrobús service, heading to Campo Marte.

The tour was carried out in complete calm, between jumping, shouting, drumming, waving flags, as well as selling food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages. Some of those attending the LGBT + Pride March used a Turibús unit as a float and began to cheer on the contingent, while countless passersby and motorists took photos and videos.

LGBTTTIQ Pride March in Mexico City, which had the Angel of Independence as a tour of the capital's Zócalo.  June 26, 2021. Photo: Karina Herández / Infobae
LGBTTTIQ Pride March in Mexico City, which had the Angel of Independence as a tour of the capital’s Zócalo. June 26, 2021. Photo: Karina Herández / Infobae

It is worth mentioning that although many used face masks, most did not and I do not respect the healthy distance either. In this regard, elements of the capital government invited the attendees with loudspeakers to follow the sanitary measures.

Family atmosphere

Rosario and Rebeca are a lesbian-parent couple and today they decided to go on the march with their little daughter to teach society that “there are diverse families.”  “I love my daughter, and I want her to support the entire group when she grows up, we are a beautiful family,” Rosario said in an interview for Milenio TV.

Likewise, the Drag Queen were present at the 43rd LGBT + Pride march in Mexico City. The Invented Drag Said took 3 hours to get ready to attend the march. With a beautiful wig that resembles a cobweb and spiders in her perfect makeup, this Draga assures that she invested more than 2,000 pesos in the Outfit. -How much did you spend on the outfit?”About 2 thousand pesos, several supers. How much milk do I not buy?”

Around 2:00 p.m. they began to arrive at the Zócalo griddle to end the mobilization; before that they packed the Francisco I. Madero pedestrian streetImages of drone shots went viral on social networks.

An hour later, around four thousand people had already gathered in the Plaza de la Constitución.

LGBTTTIQ Pride March in Mexico City, which had the Angel of Independence as a tour of the capital's Zócalo.  June 26, 2021. Photo: Karina Herández / Infobae
LGBTTTIQ Pride March in Mexico City, which had the Angel of Independence as a tour of the capital’s Zócalo. June 26, 2021. Photo: Karina Herández / Infobae

On a platform, the different organizations made their positions where they demanded security, the creation of shelters, the cessation of violence against this sector, equal treatment, and recognition of their sexuality, as well as equal marriage throughout the country.

Source: infobae.com

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