Well over a million people come out in support of Mexico City Gay Pride (known in Mexico as Marcha del Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero, Travesti, Transexual e intersexual), which takes place over several days in late June - the date of the Pride March this year is Saturday, June 29, 2013. Mexico's high-altitude capital city has a huge and active gay population, although generally the gay scene is a bit more discreet and underground than in other major North American metropolises. The increasingly popular Mexico City Gay Pride, however, is helping to heighten the LGBT community's visibility.
Mexico City Gay Pride's main event, the Pride Parade, will take place from 10 am until noon on Saturday, June 29, along Paseo de la Reforma in Zona Rosa. The march leaves from the soaring El Ángel de la Independencia, the "Angel of Independence" victory column in Zona Rosa and extends to city's iconic Zocalo.
Take a look at the Mexico City Gay Events Calender for details on other key gatherings, including International Day Against Homophobia, the Queer Tango Festival International de Mexico in early June, the IGLFA World Cup Mexico in early June, the Festival of Sexual Diversity in Film and Video and Lesbian International Film Festival in early June, and more.
Numerous gay bars, hotels, pubs, and restaurants will also be holding events and offering special promotions during Mexico City's Gay Pride. Check out useful gay Mexico City online resources, such as the Mexico City Gay Guide at GayMexicoMap.com, and GLBT tour operator Mex Gay Vacations Gay Guide to Mexico City. Also take a look at the excellent travel site produced by the city's official tourism organization, the Tourism Secretary of Mexico City - there's a special link to LGBT Tourism in Mexico City.