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!
The following is the event program for 2020. Stay tuned for the 2021 program.
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.