Edition number 40 of the Gay Pride Parade is celebrated in CDMX

The afternoon of Saturday, June 23, 2018, the Fortieth LGBTTTI Pride Parade took place on Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most important and iconic avenues in Mexico City, . A great celebration of love, colors, pride and freedom.

Thousands of people who left the Angel of Independence at noon advanced on Reforma in the direction of the capital’s Zócalo, and they mingled with soccer fans celebrating the triumph of the Mexican national team in their second game in the World Cup, Russia 2018.

Members of the gay pride community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transvestite, transsexual and intersex) began their march from the Angel of Independence, located on Paseo de la Reforma, to the capital’s Zócalo with the slogan: Not a step back, we will not give up!

Like 40 years ago, today they are here so that no one forgets their rights and that these are not negotiable.

40 years ago, the first public demonstration was held in Mexico City in favor of homosexual rights, coinciding with the anniversary of the disturbance in Stonewall-where gay people who went to that pub, were attacked by a police raid, demanding the free sexual expression and protesting against social and police repression. Since then, CDMX joins the world for the commemoration of Gay Pride.

On this day, rainbows and colorful flags can be seen all over the city, and members of this growing community from all over the country come to the city to celebrate love.

TBP Newsroom with information from Animal Político

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