Buenos Aires is considered one of the gayest cities in all of Latin America, so it makes sense that its annual pride packs a punch. Today, Buenos Aires Pride (most commonly referred to as Marcha del Orgullo LGBT de Buenos Aires) attracts a staggering 100,000 people from across the globe each year, but it wasn’t always this way.
The first LGBT March of Buenos Aires first took place in 1992, under the direction of Carlos Jáuregu, who brought roughly 300 people together to celebrate pride in the city. Many wore masks in order to conceal their identity, due to LGBTQ rights and openness being less prevalent at the time.
While pride enthusiasts can now be out and proud on the streets during Buenos Aires Gay Pride, many still like to come in festive, colorful fancy dress costumes. The parade normally takes place at the start of November to commemorate the founding of Nuestro Mundo (Argentina’s first gay association) in 1967.
Buenos Aires Pride 2019 will be the event’s 28th edition, and we can assure you it will be big! The iconic parade will be celebrated on November 17, and as per usual travel down one of the most iconic streets of Buenos Aires, L’Avenida de Mayo. Things will kick off at 2pm from Plaza de Mayo, then finish up at the National Congress building.
The colorful event promises relevant and necessary discussions, music, and dancing. All of this will go beyond the parade itself however, with pride enthusiasts bringing their electric spirits to every corner of the city, from bars and nightclubs to buses and trains. So are you convinced yet? Get your most colorful outfit ready, and we’ll see you at Buenos Aires Pride 2019.