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Tens of Thousands March for LGBT Rights in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY LGBT PRIDE: “Esta marcha es de fiesta, es de lucha y de protesta.” (This march is a party, it is a combative and it is a protest)

Left Voice

June 28, 2017
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Image by Elizabeth Sauno

On Saturday, tens of thousands took to the streets in the 39th annual LGBT Pride March in Mexico City. This was not a corporate pride like New York City’s and it did not ignore the harsh reality of LGBT Mexicans. Rather, it was both festive and a protest.


The official statement said that the march was demanding justice for LGBT people who “have been murdered and for the families who suffer discrimination, for those who are not yet free to come out of the closet and give name to their desires. We cannot call ourselves free nor satisfied.”

Full rights for diverse [sexualities] and for migrants.
Image by Elizabeth Sauno

Protesters chanted, “No, no, no es un hecho aislado. Los crímenes de odio son crímenes de Estado” (No, it is not an isolated incident. Hate crimes are state crimes) and “Aplaudan, aplaudan no dejen de aplaudir que la homofobia se tiene que morir” (Clap, clap, don’t stop clapping beacuse homophobia must die).

Pan y Rosas and the Movimiento de Trabajadoes Socialistas (Movement of Socialist Workers) brought 600 people to the mobilization– including workers of various sectors as well as high school and college students.

Contingente de la Agrupación de Mujeres Pan y Rosas y el Movimiento de los Trabajadores Socialistas durante la XXXIX Marcha del Orgullo en la CdMx.

Publicado por La Izquierda Diario México em Sábado, 24 de junho de 2017

In the above video, members of Pan y Rosas and the MTS chant “Government, understand that the pride march is not for sale.” The MTS also expressed support for workers in the Pepsico factory in Argentina. 600 were fired just this week and are battling for their jobs.


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