Mazatlan, is now a favorite destination of the LGBT+ community to get married


Throughout the state, 287 rectifications of Acts for Recognition of Gender Identity have been made

MAZATLAN. – So far this year, the Sinaloa Civil Registry has carried out 303 same-sex marriages throughout the state, as reported by the Sinaloa + Inclusive AC collective. 

Of the 18 municipalities, Mazatlán is the one that leads the first place in the table with 85 marriages, followed by Culiacán with 82 and Ahome with 51; while San Ignacio and Elota share the last place with 1 marriage.  

The activist who defends the rights of the LGBT+ community, Vicky Ibarra, pointed out that this, apart from being the objective she had been seeking since the beginning of the struggle, is also the opening to a new type of tourism, since most of them are married couples who choose to Mazatlan as the beach destination to get married. 

“Mazatlán leads the table, eye for tourism and commerce, since most are people who choose the port as a destination for their beach wedding.”


It was only last June when the Congress of the State of Sinaloa reformed articles 40 and 165 of the Family Code in order to extend the figures of marriage and cohabitation to people of the same sex. 

Equal marriages until August 2022

1. Mazatlán85
2. Culiacán82
3. Ahome51
4. Navolato22
5. Guasave20
6. El Fuerte15
7. Salvador Alvarado6
8. Rosario5
9. Escuinapa4
10. Angostura4
11. Concordia3
12. Choix2
13. Sinaloa de Leyva2
14. San Ignacio1
15. Elota

Mazatlan Queer destination 

In the past Tianguis Turístico 2022, Mazatlán was positioned within the Top 10 cities as a Queer destination. 

LGBT+ tourism is a segment that has been increasing in recent years, in places with wide acceptance of gender diversity. 

Travelers choose these destinations taking into account personal security and the confidence that they will be able to walk being themselves, without suffering discrimination. 

Among the Queer cities of Mexico, we can find Jalisco, Chihuahua, Morelos, and Mexico City. 

Likewise, the Sinaloa + Includes AC reported that 287 rectifications of Acts for Recognition of Gender Identity have been made throughout the state.  

Let us remember that last March, the Plenary Session of the Congress of the State of Sinaloa unanimously approved reforms and additions to the Family Code that allow natural persons to change their name to modify their gender identity in birth certificates by resolution of the Judge of the family or by administrative resolution. 

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