- Title: Mexican LGBTQ+ community celebrates gay pride online
- Date: 28th June 2020
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JUNE 27, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DOZENS OF LGBTQ+ MEMBERS MARCHING ALONG REFORMA MAIN AVENUE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 32-YEAR-OLD LAWYER AND MEMBER OF LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, ALAN CORTES, SAYING: "We do it (march) because we are free citizens; we respect and enforce our rights established in the constitution. Because we respect the recommendations by the health ministry, that's why we are protected (wearing face masks) and because we want to express and continue the struggle which the trans community started 51 years ago, to give us visibility and respect to our rights." MEMBER OF LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY WAVING FLAG IN FRONT OF ANGEL OF INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT WITH PINK SMOKE IN BACKGROUND PINK SMOKE RISING AT ANGEL OF INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT MEMBERS OF LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY HOLDING TRANSGENDER PRIDE FLAG (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 43-YEAR-OLD GUSTAVO WHO IS UNEMPLOYED DUE TO PANDEMIC, SAYING: ''There are still a lot of ultra-conservative groups. Our president says he is a liberal but I think he's ultra-conservative. I think rights are on the right path. There are still countries where homosexuality is condemned with a life sentence and that's a shame. However I think we can live freely in our country, overcoming all those stigmas.'' MAN MARCHING WITH DOLLS PEOPLE CELEBRATING IN CAR PEOPLE CELEBRATING IN MOVING CARS AND MOTORBIKE SIGN READING (Spanish): ''FACE MASKS FOR GAY PRIDE MONTH'' / PEOPLE SELLING FACE MASKS FOR GAY PRIDE MARCH VARIOUS OF PERSON MAKING SPEECH PEOPLE LOOKING ON
- Embargoed: 12th July 2020 01:52
- Keywords: Mexico City gay pride march orgullo permanece
- Location: MEXICO CITY & UNKNOWN LOCATION, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY & UNKNOWN LOCATION, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001CK5BH3B
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- Story Text: Mexico City's LGBTQ+ community marched on Saturday (June 27) to celebrate the 42th anniversary of the first gay pride marches in the city.
Dozens marched along Reforma main avenue, with many wearing face masks and carrying the rainbow-coloured flag of gay pride and the blue-pink-white flag of transgender pride.
But the coronavirus pandemic forced most of the global Pride celebrations to go online.
Thousands of people tuned in on Saturday to ''El Orgullo Permanece'' which broadcast a live event with artists and personalities.
People were asked to 'march' from home by recording videos and uploading them to Instagram or TikTok using the Hashtag #ElOrgulloPermanece, tagging @marchalbgtcdmx and walking from left to right on the screen to the music of Grammy-winning Mexican duo Jesse and Joy's new pop-cumbia single, ''Love (Es Nuestro Idioma),'' which translates to ''Love (Is Our Language).''
(Production: Roberto Ramirez, Geraldine Downer)
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