Sunday, June 16, 2024

Step out and celebrate: Pride events in Mexico City this weekend

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month in Mexico City, the capital is hosting an array of parties, marches and other activities. Here’s a roundup of some of the best events taking place this weekend, including:

Mexico City’s Pride Parade

The centerpiece of many cities’ celebrations is the annual Pride parade, and Mexico City is no different: around 40 groups will march from the Angel of Independence monument along Reforma Avenue to the Zócalo. 

According to newspaper El Financiero, the objective of the march is to give greater visibility to marginalized groups within the LGBTQ+ community, including those living with HIV, older adults, people with disabilities and sex workers. Participants will also be demanding legal and social recognition of transgender and nonbinary identities. 

The motto of this year’s march is “Freedom, justice, dignity. We will never be erased!” 

Updates and live streaming of the march can be found on the MarchaLGBTCDMX Twitter account. 

Workers paint crosswalk for LGBTQ+ diversity in Mexico City
Workers in the capital’s Iztapalapa neighborhood paint a crosswalk in rainbow colors on Friday in honor of June LGBTQ+ Pride month. (Edgar Negrete Lira/Cuartoscuro)

Where: The Angel of Independence monument on Reforma Avenue

When: Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.

Queer Film Festival at the Cineteca Nacional

The Cineteca Nacional film archive is hosting a queer film festival throughout June, featuring six films centered on the LGBTQ+ experience. All screenings will be free at the Cineteca’s open-air theater. The screening schedule can be found here

The Cineteca Nacional film archive is hosting a queer film festival throughout June, featuring six films centered on the LGBTQ+ experience, including Lux Æterna. (Lux Æterna)

Where: Cineteca Nacional, Av. México Coyoacán 389, Xoco, Benito Juarez

When: June 10–June 29

The International Festival for Sexual Diversity

The International Festival for Sexual Diversity (FIDS) is celebrating its 36th year by exploring the theme of “morality.” The Museo Universitario del Chopo will host an exhibition exploring moral offenses, both through the perceived immortality of the queer population by some sectors of society and through the immoral oppression of these communities by state actors.

The International Festival for Sexual Diversity
This year’s International Festival for Sexual Diversity has an exhibit running until June 25 at the Museo Universitario del Chopo museum that examines morality — frequently used as a weapon against the LGBTQ+ community. (Museo Universitario El Chopo)

Where: Museo Universitario del Chopo, Calle Dr. Enriquez González Martínez 10, Santa María La Ribera, Cuauhtémoc

When: May 25–June 25

La Dominga Brunch

An LGBTQ+ brunch, La Dominga offers an afternoon (and early evening) of food, drinks and drag, at the heart of Roma Norte.

Performances by Minina Campbell, Kali Kaoz, Chroma and Alanna Campbell, provide a full afternoon of fun, without ever needing to leave your brunch date.

Advance tickets are available at a discount, or 400 pesos on the day.

La Dominga drag show
Mixing a leisurely Sunday afternoon brunch with drag shows, La Dominga is an inventive and engaging way to spend the afternoon. (Tripadvisor)

Where: Foro Roma, on Coahuila 92, in the Roma neighborhood

When: Sunday, June 25, 2:30 p.m.

México de Colores Dance Performance

The LGBTQ+ dance company, México de Colores, will host a performance exploring different sexualities and pride in difference. The company contends with themes such as discrimination, machismo and anti-LGBT+ behavior. 

México de Colores is a dance group who combine traditional Mexican themes with themes of inclusivity. (Facebook)

Where: Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Donceles 36 in the Historic Center

When: Sunday, June 25, 6:00 p.m

With reports from El Financiero and Time Out México

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