To  our valued community,

Let’s get right to the point: today, we’re asking for your help. Please join our team of investors by participating in our Wefunder crowdfunding campaign (minimum investment: $100, approximately €85). The funds raised ( $140K+ to date, a heartfelt thank you to the 300+ participants!) will help misterb&b pass  this very difficult period, and vigorously bounce back as soon as travel resumes.

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis hit us right when our growth was exceeding 20% per month, thanks to the addition of a large catalogue of LGBTQ-friendly hotels on our platform last December. Travel restrictions abruptly halted this growth, preventing us from reaching the break-even point and becoming profitable for the first time. For seven months now, misterb&b has been in hibernation mode with dramatic cost reductions, a hiring freeze, temporary unemployment, pay cuts, and the aid  of governmental and private relief funds.

Despite these efforts, and the partial return of our activity between June and September, we must admit that the months ahead are going to be extremely difficult. In our hearts, we do not believe that travel will resume for real before the summer of 2021. That’s nine  more months to go!

We hate to interrupt your day with this message, as we can imagine you have other things to read or do. But there you have it. If every person who opened this email, and could  afford it, joined our team of investors on WeFunder (minimum investment is $100, around €85), misterb&b could continue to thrive for years to come, and offer the entire LGBTQ travel community the opportunity to experience  a more welcoming world.

When we created misterb&b, many told us that it would never work, claiming  the “market” was too small. Yet, six years on misterb&b has grown to become the world’s largest LGBTQ-friendly accommodation booking site. Our teams (around twenty people currently) work tirelessly on a daily basis to offer you the best possible experience. By becoming an investor, you will show them how much their work means to you.

We imagine that most recipients will ignore this message. We just hope you take a minute to  think about the importance of a platform like ours in your life as an LGBTQ traveler. Imagine the next time you search for a LGBTQ-friendly stay, you realize that misterb&b no longer exists? This is not what we want, and we can imagine it’s not what you want either. We thank you all for your time and attention.

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June 25 - 28, 2020

Mexico City Gay Pride

Parade:
June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Start: Angel of Independence statue
Ends: Zocalo

Gay Pride Mexico City

About Mexico City Gay Pride

Mexico City Pride truly is one of the largest, wildest and crazy gay pride events in the whole of Latin America! In fact, it is only second to São Paulo Pride, attracting roughly 250,000 people each year. Mexico City is already well known for its lively gay scene, so you can imagine that celebrations reach new heights during Pride.

Mexico City Gay Pride – or Marcha del Orgullo LGBT de la Ciudad de México as it's known locally takes place every June, and turns the city on its head with a host of LGBTQ-related events, including an incredible Pride Parade. While Mexico City continues to be an LGBTQ hotspot, with gay and lesbian travelers flocking to the city's gay area, Zona Rosa, all throughout the year. Yet things haven't always been so. In 1959, the local Mayor Ernesto Uruchurtu, all gay bars in Mexico City, with the intention of 'cleaning up' the city and prohibiting any LGBTQ promotion. Although it took some time, the local LGBTQ movement finally gained traction, and the inaugural Mexico City Gay Pride transpired in 1979. 

With so much experience under its belt, it comes as no surprise that Mexico City Pride knows how to throw a good time. While there are plenty of parties taking place in the bars and clubs populating the Zona Rosa neighborhood, we have to say the Pride Parade is the highlight of the weekend celebration. The parade begins at the Angel of Independence in Zona Rosa, and usually travels through the city streets before reaching the city’s iconic Zocalo. As with any pride parade, the installment for Mexico City Gay Pride is as much a celebration, as it is a political demonstration in which LGBTQ issues can be brought to light. So are you sold on Mexico City Gay Pride? We thought so!     

 

 

Program for Mexico City Gay Pride

Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the program for Mexico City Pride 2020, coming soon. The main event for Mexico City Gay Pride 2019 (Pride Ciudad de Mexico 2019) is the Marcha de la Diversidad, which kicks off at 10am on Saturday, June 29. The gay parade leaves from the soaring El Ángel de la Independencia victory column in Zona Rosa, and continues all the way to the city’s iconic Zocalo. Following the parade, a massive party will kick off in the Zocalo for the entire night - we told you things were going to get hectic!

Along with the incredible pride parade, you can expect a host of different parties taking place in many of the bars and clubs throughout the city's gayborhood, Zona Rosa. So go on, color your summer with your Latin brothers, and head to Mexico City Gay Pride 2019.

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