«Being is resisting» will be the motto of the 41st LGBTI Pride March to be held this Saturday, June 29. A day earlier, on Friday the 28th, you can enjoy the Night with Pride.
If you don’t have plans for this Friday, one option is to enjoy the Night with Pride, a circuit of cultural and artistic activities in museums, theaters and cultural centers in Mexico City. The event will be filled with dance, music and conferences to celebrate sexual diversity.
The Night with Pride will be held one day before the 41st edition of the Gay Pride March, in which 450 thousand people are expected to participate.
To warm up engines prior to the 41st edition of the #MarchaDelOrgullo, in @TurismoCDMX we will have a #NocheConOrgullo ? on June 28 full of dance, music, theater, conferences and more in which we will celebrate the sexual diversity of our #CDMX
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— SECTUR CDMX (@TurismoCDMX) June 25, 2019
The different activities will be presented in public squares and in places such as: the University Museum of Chopo and Women, the Cultural Center Spain, the Palace of the School of Medicine, the Forum A Poco No, the Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris and the Cultural Center of the Dive of the city. There will also be activities at the Soumaya Museum and the Insurgent Roundabout.
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The Legislative Congress of Mexico City will enable cinemas where short films about the history of the gay movement will be exhibited.
From five o’clock in the afternoon three projections will be exhibited that address the history of the movement: Terrorist of Masculinity, by Bruno García; You can’t leave your body, renata Díaz González; and The Dissidents, by Jael Franco. Admission will be free.
The Ministry of Tourism of Mexico City reported that two tours are contemplated aboard Capital Bus units: the Night Tour Pride, from 21:00 hours onwards, and the City Tour Pride, from 09:00 hours.
The cost is 50 pesos per person to those carrying some LGBTI flag badge. It can be some T-shirt, cap, pin or bracelet. The general entrance is 100 pesos.
We are missing 1⃣ day for us to celebrate the #NocheConOrgullo ? in the #CDMX! ? Join activities and learn more about inclusion, sexual diversity and the historical struggle of the community #LGBTTTIQA for spaces in the public sphere and respect for their rights ?https://t.co/w91n0BefHq pic.twitter.com/KHpAMo32qv
— SECTUR CDMX (@TurismoCDMX) June 27, 2019
The owner of the unit, Carlos Mackinla, said that it is about offering an alternative of healthy coexistence for those who live here or transit through this city, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression, and contribute to reducing homophobia and any form of discrimination associated with sexual orientation.
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The undersecretary of human rights Jaime Morales, said, that in the context of the march the Civil Registry will have stands where egalitarian marriages and gender identity change can take place.
In 2015 the nation’s capital was named LGBTI Friendly City.
Here you can check the events, places, time and costs.
This is the POSTER of the SPECIAL EDITION of the 41 LGBTTTI Pride March in Mexico City 2019.#Orgullo41 #SerEsResistir pic.twitter.com/zDU2n5gPwo
— LGBT CDMX March (@MarchaLGBTCDMX) April 25, 2019
What you need to know on the go
This edition of the LGBTI Pride March will honor «The Dance of 41.» In 1901, police officers raided a private party and arrested 41 homosexuals and transvestites. The event was a media controversy for being members of the Mexican aristocracy.
Route: The march will depart from the Angel of Independence to the Zocalo, in Mexico City. The contingents will tour Paseo de la Reforma, Avenida Juárez and Madero to reach the plane of the Historic Center.
Organized civil society will be able to integrate into the bloc and its liking.
?️ ? ? Suggestion for accommodating contingents on foot ??️ ?
On the day of the event there will be a palette with the block number and name of the block, organized civil society can be integrated into the block that it believes relevant. #Orgullo41 #SerEsResistir pic.twitter.com/RyMn6mA12M
— LGBT CDMX March (@MarchaLGBTCDMX) June 26, 2019
Time: The appointment is 10 a.m. to leave at noon.
Activities: In Paseo de la Reforma, corner with Florence, 10 to 17 hours will perform rapid HIV tests. A Civil Registry will also be installed with stands where egalitarian marriages and gender identity change can take place.
Artists and groups: Among the artists and groups that will offer show are: María León, Esteman, Javier Mena, Jessica G, members of La más draga, Aristemo, Torreblanca, DJ Guapis, La bruja de Texcoco, the Gay Choir of Mexico City, Zemmoa, Mexico of Colors, among Other.
More than 40 years after the first Gay Pride march in Mexico, the demands still range from the cessation of police repression to the recognition of equal marriage across the country, and access to social security for homoparental and lesbomaternal families.
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