June is the start of gay pride month in the U.S., but the celebrations can be seen worldwide. Here’s how six Latin American cities are honoring pride month with activism, marches, games, and glitter.
Mexico City, Mexico
The first Mexico City gay pride parade dates all the way back to 1979! Some consider this metropolis of more than 10 million to have the biggest pride celebration in all of Latin America. This year’s parade is set for June 24 and the logo features a rainbow twist on the well-known Mexican eagle featured on the country’s flag. Long-standing activist groups like the Lesbian Mothers Network will be marching alongside the dancers, sparkles, and glitter. If you are looking for more of a fiesta, Thursday night is ladies’ night in the city’s aptly named gay district, Zona Rosa.