Long live freedom! Long live diversity! Mazatlan comes out of the closet in GLAMOROUS FASHION

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With allegorical cars, drags, colors, and a lot of brightness, the LGBTIQ+ community made it clear that their only goal is to love.

MAZATLAN. – The most diverse month arrived at the port and with it, a march to shout freedom from the LGBTIQ+ community, speaking out in favor of love, without explaining gender identity, simply for their right as human beings.

The march began from the square of the Sánchez Taboada, along the Malecón, towards the monument to the family, divided into contingents; young and old, drag queens, trans, lesbians, gays, and non-binary, united for a more diverse Mazatlan.

A giant flag adorned the beginning of what would be the cry of hope and freedom, each one identified as the best they feel, within the happiness that abounds for being themselves, without prejudice and waving their flags.


Glitter, long dresses, short suits, striking eyes that sought the gaze of those who saw them from the Malecón, accompanied by applause, shouts, and rainbow flags that they began to give away as part of the same empathy that is sought.

Some 10 allegorical cars drew more attention than a march, it became a party, where more than one took the opportunity to seal their love in front of the rest of the world.

The motorists who circulated to one side of the contingents honked their horns to show their support, and from the condominium towers, empathy was also shouted for the members of the community.

The tour ended at the Monument to the Family, where the young people chose to continue the party, and in the roundabout of Valentinos they took their best steps, happy to be visible, without being judged, joining the people who identify themselves with the same way they do because “love is love”.

Ninel Condel ‘The killer bombon’ is crowned LGBTIQ+ queen of Mazatlan

The singer Ninel Conde delighted her fans with “The Rebel” and in her speech applauded that there are inclusive destinations such as Mazatlán.

And let everyone’s cry be heard and echoed to show that Mazatlan is inclusive and a friendly destination for the LGBTIQ+ community, was what singer Ninel Conde said when she was crowned Queen of Pride 2022.

The concert, although short, got those present to dance and sing hits like “La rebel” and “Bombón assassin”, songs and dances that for more than 20 years have been imitated by the community in their shows.

After two songs, Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres sat the singer down, crowned her and recognized her talent. He also stressed that Mazatlán should be considered an inclusive, safe, and trusted destination for the LGBTIQ+ community.

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And it is that there were not only people from Mazatlan, there were from Guadalajara, Jalisco; Torreon, Coahuila; Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and even Mexico City and Culiacán, who were crying out for dancing and singing.

One of the most emotional moments was when Vicky Ibarra, a member of Sinaloa Diverso, sealed her love with a kiss with her wife, demonstrating that love is found in all its forms and that it is up to us, as a society, to deconstruct ourselves to accept and respect each other.

There was also a dredge show, Fanny Lu, singing “Open up bitches”; also a draga from Guadalajara sang “Sodio”, by Danna Paola, while Maligna Trash danced a performance just like Paul Medrano.

The LGBT+ Community in Mazatlan wants to be free and visible!  They march for their rights (Credits: Juan Luis Vargas)

The music does not overshadow the cries of “éaleeeee” from Mazatlecos, bathers, and tourists who gathered on the Malecón to express their support for the LGBT community, a community that in a peaceful, joyful, and lively manner.

WHY IS JUNE GAY PRIDE MONTH?

International Pride Day, also known as International LGBT Pride Day and other variants, is a day celebrated worldwide every June 28 in commemoration of the Stonewall riots of 1969, with the aim of encouraging tolerance, equality and the dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.

As well as reaffirming the feeling of pride about identities, sexual and gender orientations traditionally marginalized and repressed, to make visible their presence in society and their claims.

TO KNOW

The Stonewall riots mark the beginning of the homosexual liberation movement, they consisted of a series of spontaneous and violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early hours of June 28, 1969 at the bar known as the Stonewall Inn in the New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village, one of the few spaces of freedom for the community and which was frequently harassed by the city police.