First Pride Parade in Leon, Mexico

Hundreds of people participated in the first Pride Parade in my hometown of Leon, Mexico, yesterday (link in Spanish). Congratulations to all the participants! I’m doubly happy because, considering Leon is a very conservative city, the march went largely without a hitch.

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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3 Responses to First Pride Parade in Leon, Mexico

  1. leo says:

    I read about it too. It also made me happy that the whole thing went without complications. Just a thought…

    Shouldn’t these parades be referred as “Gay Pride Parade” or “LGBT Pride Parade”? My criticism is that just calling it “Pride Parade” sounds more contrite than proud and sounding contrite is contrary to the whole point.

  2. Jorge says:

    Yeah, perhaps. I should note they didn’t call it “Pride Parade” –that was me trying to translate to the standard term for these events in English.

    Now, though I’m not the one to say how it should be called, “Gay Pride Parade” is inaccurate, and though “LGBTQ Pride Parade” is correct, it’s a mouthful. Personally I like the simple “Pride Parade” better because of its inclusiveness.

  3. mcyclops says:

    I will maintain my point that until the day these parades are not needed, the complete acceptance won’t come. As long as some groups try to celebrate themselves as a part of society they will remain apart from society, I dream about the day when homosexuals are so accepted that we don’t need parades to celebrate them, same way we don’t have heterosexual pride days (And I am proud to be one!)

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